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Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice

Director:Sean McNamara
Cast:Hilary Duff, Rita Wilson, David Keith, Jason Ritter, Oliver James, Rebecca De Mornay, John Corbett
Screen Writer:Sean McNamara
Release Date:2004
Genre:Drama, Romance

By Ian Grey | Posted 10/6/2004

Post-Lizzie McGuire, tween queen Hilary Duff is rapidly devolving into a disturbingly hygienic Aryan moppet, replete with white-blond neo Mod Morlock fluff-cut. The characters assembled to fill out Raise Your Voice almost seem embarrassed at their moneymaker’s retro blank-slateness, constantly calling her things like “Stepford daughter,” “Brady girl,” and such. But smiley/pouty Duff is immune, floating blithely through this candied standard-brand coming-of-ager about a Flagstaff, Ariz., singer whose brother enters her in a competition at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. Alas, bro car-crash dies after a terrible emo-band concert. She’s accepted by the academy and, although sorta wracked with associative guilt, manages to blossom under the tutelage of a benign teacher (John Corbett), meet a cute Brit boy, and be involved in a subplot that gives Rebecca De Mornay something to do now that The Practice has been canceled. Move along, nothing happening here

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