NR | 89 min | Friday, February 17, 2012
Adapted from Danielle Joseph's novel Shrinking Violet, the Disney Channel Original Movie Radio Rebel features Disney regular Debby Ryan (Jessie, Suite Life On Deck, 16 Wishes) as a shy teenager who discovers her unforeseen talents as the hostess of a podcast from her bedroom.
Painfully withdrawn and unable to speak up in her high school classes, Tara Adams (Ryan) becomes a sensation when she unleashes her alter ego, the Radio Rebel, developing into the "voice" of disaffected teenagers who discover a kindred spirit. As her notoriety grows, speculation from her devoted fans as to her identity also increases.
Filmed in Canada and directed by Peter Howitt, the cast of Radio Rebel also includes Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Merritt Patterson and Mercedes de la Zerda.
Radio Rebel's soundtrack features two songs by Ms. Ryan; a cover of The Go-Go's signature hit, "We Got the Beat," plus "We Ended Right" and "A Wish Comes True Everyday."
Disney Movie Rating:
77.35 out of 100. Total of 324 votes.
Radio Rebel Trailer