Directed by Sean McNamara
Written by Sam Schreiber / Mitch Rotter
Other cast Hilary Duff, Rita Wilson, David Keith, Jason Ritter, Oliver James
Release date 08 October 2004
Running time 103 minutes
Raise Your Voice is a 2004 American teen musical drama film directed by Sean McNamara and starring Hilary Duff, also with Rita Wilson, Kat Dennings, David Keith, Jason Ritter and Oliver James.
Terri Fletcher is a teenager who has a passion for singing and wants to participate in a music program that could give her a scholarship. Her overprotective father Simon, believes that Terri will get hurt if she goes to Los Angeles and would prefer if she continues running the family business, thinking this is the only way to keep Terri safe. Terri is very close to her elder brother Paul and blames herself for his death due to a car accident. As such, she wants to quit singing and the music program, but Terri’s mother convinces her to go on for her brother’s sake. While in the program, Terri makes new friends, including fun-loving DJ Kiwi, quiet pianist Sloane (Dennings), and her roommate Denise, a talented violinist, and learns a great deal about music, while developing a mutual fondness for British songwriter Jay. Once her father learns of Terri’s going to LA to enrol the program, he is decided to fetch his daughter back, but upon seeing his own selfishness, allows Terri to finish the program, which culminates with a music number performed by the whole class.