Let It Shine
NR | 104 min | Friday, June 1, 2012
Generously borrowing from the French classic, Cyrano de Bergerac, the Disney Channel Original Movie Let It Shine modernizes and relates the familiar tale of a shy lovesick teenager who conveys (by proxy) his feelings for the object of his affection.
Cyrus DeBarge (Tyler James Williams) is hopelessly infatuated with teenage singing star Roxie Andrews (Coco Jones), but his naturally reticent manner prevents him from approaching her. A talented songwriter, Cyrus composes a song for Roxie, but falls victim to his reluctance and watches helplessly as his best friend Kris (Trevor Jackson) is credited with the song.
As a side plot, Cyrus has to contend with his minister father, who objects to the son's involvement with the hip-hop genre. It's up to Cyrus to convince his dad (Courtney B. Vance) that the musical style can convey a positive message.
Let It Shine is directed by Paul Hoen, whose resume includes similar "teen" TV productions as Jonas LA and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
Disney Movie Rating:
78.84 out of 100. Total of 587 votes.
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