Raise Your Voice

October 8th, 2004


Raise Your Voice

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

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.2/10 (11,358 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director: Sean McNamara

Stars: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay

Raise Your Voice is a coming-of-age story centered around a small-town singer, brokenhearted by the death of her brother in a car crash,who had secretly submitted her for a summer session at a performing arts academy in Los Angeles. In the performing arts academy, she experiences a whole new way of life in the big city, far from the small town lifestyle she's used to. The film will revolve around her efforts to confront her lack of formal classic training and deal with a romantic entanglement.

Writers: Mitch Rotter, Sam Schreiber

Hilary Duff - Teresa 'Terri' Fletcher
Oliver James - Jay Corgan
David Keith - Simon Fletcher
Dana Davis - Denise Gilmore
Johnny Lewis - Engelbert 'Kiwi' Wilson
Rita Wilson - Francis Fletcher
Lauren C. Mayhew - Robin Childers
Kat Dennings - Sloane
Jason Ritter - Paul Fletcher
Rebecca De Mornay - Aunt Nina
John Corbett - Mr. Torvald
Carly Reeves - Kelly
James Avery - Mr. Gantry
Robert Trebor - Mr. Wesson
Steven T. Palmer - Street Drummer (as Steven '17' Palmer)

Taglines: Don't hold back. Don't give up.


Official Website: Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 8 October 2004

Filming Locations: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,022,693 (USA) (10 October 2004) (2521 Screens)

Gross: $10,411,980 (USA) (21 November 2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | Argentina:

Did You Know?

Was originally entitled "Heart of Summer", but the film's release date was pushed back from August to October, so the title was changed accordingly.

Continuity: When Terri and Jay are talking at the water fountain, in the close up shots, Terri has her arms on either her bag or across her chest but in the far away shots, her hand are down by her side. They keep switching in and out.

[first lines]
Mr. Holcomb: Have a very pleasant Summer everyone. Miss Fletcher, rehearsal tomorrow at four.

User Review

Heartfelt...most underrated film of the year!


I went to see Raise Your Voice expecting the worst. What I left with was a lump in my throat and a sincere admiration for this young actress/singer Hilary Duff.

People are so hard on her and she just seems so unworthy of such criticism. Sure it's a squeaky clean Fame...and it's kinda cliché. But...the performances of Hilary as well as her supporting cast were honorable. This movie certainly doesn't deserve the bashing it's getting.

I was especially impressed with the young supporting cast including Kat Dennings, Johnny K. Lewis and Dana Davis. Not to mention John Corbett who by far was one of the greatest things in this film.

I cared...I cried...and when it was all over I honestly felt inspired.

I give this film a 6 out of 10...because it makes u care..it really does.


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