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Raise Your Voice (2004)

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

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This film is about a teenage girl who is very upset about her brother's death in a car crash. Terri has a love of singing and making up her own songs. Her brother (before his death) secretly submits a DVD of her singing to a musical summer camp down in L.A. Her father doesn't want her to go, but secretly her mom lets her go and everything goes fine, except she has stage fright. She gets through her stage fright with the help of her new friend Jay. At the end of the contest everyone at the musical school have to perform something. And if they win, they win a scholarship along with it. Her dad finds out, comes down to L.A. and threatens to take her home! Will he let her stay? and will she win the contest? Viewers are on the edges of their seats to find out what happens... Written by Emily Moore

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Don't hold back. Don't give up. See more »

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Family | Music | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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8 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Untitled Christian Music Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,022,693 (USA) (10 October 2004)

Gross:

$10,411,980 (USA) (21 November 2004)
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The rock band that Terri and her brother go see, is Three Days Grace and are singing "Are you Ready?". See more »

Goofs

When Jay comes to Terri's room drunk, Jay falls to the floor and Terri kneels beside him. Someone tells them to keep quite and Jay raises up and yells something back, then, when the camera angle changes again, Jay is once again kneeling with Terri next to him See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Holcomb: Have a very pleasant Summer everyone. Miss Fletcher, rehearsal tomorrow at four.
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References The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) See more »

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Poor Poor Mary
Written by Susan J. Paul
Performed by Susan J. Paul
Courtesy of Remba Records
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Contains Plot Holes And Inconsistencies
17 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

RAISE YOUR VOICE *** The theme of a young woman singer who travels to Los Angeles to try for a post-secondary music scholarship from a prestigious summer music school gets ho-hum treatment from director Sean McNamara and scripter Sam Schreiber. And it's a shame that the cute, miscast Hilary Duff doesn't have the singing talents to play the young outstanding vocalist in the making, who goes to the school against her over-protective father's wishes. As she is the "star" at the school, she gets the four-minute musical finalé while the other competitors only get 15 seconds of silver screen moments when everyone ultimately competes for the reward, go figure! Plot holes and inconsistencies abound, but its heart is in the right place.


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