Raise Your Voice

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Raise Your Voice ★½ 2004 (PG)

Contrived tweenie fluff has eager 16yearold Terri (Duff, blonde and bubbly as usual) longing to expand her singing talents by attending a performing arts summer school in L.A. Terri is encouraged by everyone but her overprotective dad (Keith) but finds the highly competitive atmosphere an eyeopener. Can sweet Terri realize her dreams and find mild romance with nice guy Jay (James)? Since this flick hits every teen cliche the answer should be obvious but it will still appeal to Duff's fans. 103m/C VHS, DVD . US Hilary Duff, Oliver James, David Keith, Rita Wilson, Rebecca De Mornay, John Corbett, Jason Ritter, Robert Trebor, Dana Davis, Johnny Lewis, Kat Dennings, Lauren C. Mayhew; D: Sean McNamara; W: Sam Schreiber; C: John R. Leonetti; M: Machine Head, Aaron Zigman.