Raise Your Voice Movie Review Summary

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Terrie is a small-town girl who loves to sing.   She applies for a very prestigious music program, but her father says she can't go.   This makes her brother really mad and he decides that he along with his aunt and their mom will make sure Terrie goes if she gets in.   Then the plans change when her brother gets killed.   Terrie is very sad, but her Aunt and her Mother still insist that she go to the program.   Her aunt, Nina asks her dad if Terrie can spend the summer with her, and Terries dad agrees.   Then Nina sends Terrie off to the music program.   Terrie tries to fit in, but she feels like everyone else is better than her.    Also, there is a snobbish popular girl who works very hard to make her life miserable.    Terrie wants to come home, but she knows she can't, she will just have to find some way to fit in.
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This movie begins with Teri Fletcher finishing school for the holidays and her brother, Paul, graduating from high school. When they get home for a family graduation party, Teri brings up that she wants to go to a music school for singing over the summer holidays. All her family think it is a good idea except her dad, Simon, who refuses to let her go. Paul stands up for Teri and gets in a big fight with Simon. Later Teri goes to Paul's room because in all the fighting earlier she had forgotten to give him his graduation present - tickets to Three Days Grace for that night. Teri and Paul sneak out and have a great time at the concert.
On the way home Paul is driving and a drunk driver goes through a red light and hits their car. Next thing, Teri wakes up in a hospital bed to find out that Paul had been killed instantly. Even when Teri is let out of hospital, she can't seem to get back to her happy, bubbly self and decides not to sing again.
One day she gets a letter in the mail telling her that she got accepted into the music school. She doesn't want to go anymore but after some persuasion by her mum and aunt they decide to tell her father that she is going to stay with her aunt but she would actually go to the school.
When she gets to the school she is assigned an unfriendly roommate called Denise, who is very focused with winning the scholarship the school offers.
Teri finds it hard to make friends but eventually meets Jay, Kiwi and Sloane and even Denise loosens up. Teri's heart still isn't in the school and one day a teacher, Mr. Torvald, takes her aside and asks what happened to the happy girl he saw on her entrance DVD. Teri didn't even send in a DVD, she sent in a demo CD so Mr. Torvald showed her the DVD. It was filmed by her brother and he had secretly sent it in the night he died. Teri leaves the room in tears and Jay finds her and calms her down. They begin to like each other and they decide to do a duet together at the concert at the end of the year which determines who wins the scholarship. They work on it together but when Jay's ex, Robin, decides she wants Jay for herself, Jay cheats on Teri and Teri sees it all. Teri refuses to talk to Jay who wants her back. In the end they make up and perform their song together at the concert, but not before Teri's dad finds out she lied to him and is in fact at the music school.
The review of this Movie prepared by Laura B

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   singer Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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