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Let It Shine (2012)

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A teenage rapper must use his musical talent to battle his nemesis and win the girl of his dreams.

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Paul Hoen

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Eric Daniel (teleplay), Don D. Scott (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler James Williams ... Cyrus
Coco Jones ... Roxie
Trevor Jackson ... Kris
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Lord of Da Bling
Dawnn Lewis ... Gail
Alex Désert ... Levi
Nicole Sullivan ... Lyla
Courtney B. Vance ... Jacob
Jasmine Burke ... Eb
Tamara Arias Tamara Arias ... Flo
Algee Smith ... Da Boss
Diva Tyler ... Elderly Church Mama
Halle Bailey ... Choir Girl #1
Chloe Bailey ... Choir Girl #2
Brandin Jenkins ... Choir Boy #3
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Storyline

Based on the story of Cyrano de Bergerac, an awkward man speaks through another to the girl he loves. She falls for the words i.e. the lyrics. Written by Johnathan Flowers

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Music

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Until We Meet Again See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

GWave Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

All of the main character names in the movie correlate to the characters in the original Cyrano de Bergerac play. Cyrus is Cyrano de Bergreac, Roxie is Roxane, and Kris is Christopher. See more »

Soundtracks

Let It Shine
Written by Antonina Armato, Tim James, Thomas Sturges (as Thomas Armato Sturges), Jon Vella and In-q
Produced by Antonina Armato (as Antonia Armato) and Tim JamesPerformed by Coco Jones (uncredited) & Tyler James Williams (uncredited)
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Great Movie!
19 June 2012 | by J-Fields2594See all my reviews

I was really skeptical about the movie. Being a African American male, i pride myself on listening to music that is mainly "Real Rap". When i watch the previews of them using those two words, i was like "Pssh, yeah right.". I was wrong. The lyrics had a lot of realism within them along with a positive message, CoCo Jones had a great debut in the film, she is a very talented artist. She reminds me of a young Jennifer Hudson, looks like her as well. I love the message of the movie, "Stand up for what you believe in." Though it is a bit of a cliché' I find it to be a great message for kids that watch Disney Channel.

I found the acting to be good, but there was something i was skeptical on at the start. Being how CoCo Jones is Fourteen, and Tyler James Williams is nineteen, i was really wondering if they was going to make them kiss. I did not really find it that acceptable if so, then again. That 70's Show had a fourteen year old Mila Kunis kiss a 20 year old Ashten Kucher, so they say. Still did not seem right if so.

To some it up, the music was good, and the movie was overall very good. It is a movie you should watch, though i know a lot of you may be older than twenty, you may have a low tolerance for movies with cliché's, i recommend you to ease up. It's a Disney movie, not a Academy Award Winning movie. Its main base is for kids and teens, don't be so critical.

Thank You for reading.


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