Teen drama starring Hilary Duff as Terri Fletcher, a small-town teenager with a great musical talent. Following the death of her brother, Terri decides to make the most of her life and talent for singing and heads off to spend the summer at a performing arts academy, even though her father is against the idea. Terri soon realises that following her dreams isn't always easy.
Perky teen starlet Hilary Duff wholeheartedly embraces the kind of earnest innocence all parents wish their daughters had. In Raise Your Voice
, Terri Fletcher yearns to go to a prestigious music conservatory in Los Angeles. Her father won't let her because L.A. is a bad place, but her loving mom and kooky aunt sneak her away. Once there, she gets a sassy roommate-of-colour, geeky cool friends, a snooty rival, and a sexy British boyfriend. Of course, all conflicts with family and friends come to a head at a big competition at which Terri rediscovers herself. Formulaic? Yes. Bland? Yes. Will preteen girls enjoy it anyway? Maybe, because Duff plays it so sincere. --Bret Fetzer, amazon.com
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