Parents' Guide to

Raise Your Voice

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Made for tween girls.

Movie PG 2004 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 11+

Great Movie

Shows positive things There is one kissing scene that bumped it up to 11+ for me.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

i will give this movie a 100 stars if their was that many to put on so i would do a 10!

i think its a great movie and great for anyone to watch it i have been watching this all the time its one of my fav movies i could watch it 24/7 terri and jay are soo cute together i think they should make a part 2 for this movie ! :) well i think its worth to see again i would love too see part 2 too this movie please :)

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (13):

Squeaky-clean Hilary Duff's latest movie plays like a cross between a Disney-fied music video and a script developed by girls playing with Barbies. So, it will please its target audience of tween girls while leaving parents relieved, if not entertained. Duff has more hairdos than facial expressions, but the movie is designed around the one look she has down pat, a sort of sweet, slightly abashed, "Gosh, can I really do this? Look how adorable it is that I don't know I'm adorable" sort of look.

It does not go well when she tries to go beyond her range, as when she has to learn that her brother has died or confront someone she thinks has betrayed her, and especially in one painful moment when she tries to act "street." Similarly, the music is designed around her slight but sweet pop voice. If the studio-enhanced dubbing is a bit too obvious in the classroom scenes, it fits with the bubble-gumminess of the tunes.

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