Let It Shine (2012)

Let It Shine





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A young hip-hop hopeful from Atlanta, Georgia fights to keep his dreams from slipping though his fingers when his best friend takes the credit for all of his creativity, and the girl he loves starts to fall for the wrong guy in this contemporary take on the tale of Cyrano de Bergerac. Cyrus DeBarge (Tyler James Williams) is a talented young lyricist who should be up on the stage instead of bussing tables. But his father (Courtney B. Vance) fals to see the value in hip-hop, and without the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Don D. Scott, Eric Daniel
On DVD: Aug 7, 2012
GWave Productions


as Cyrus DeBarge

as Roxanne Andrews

as Kris McDuffy

as Lord of Da Bling

as Jacob DeBarge

as Gail DeBarge
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If these kids did their own singing, they've got bright futures ahead of them.

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Let It Shine



This Disney Production musical premiered on Disney Channel and it featured an ensemble cast of Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones, Trevor Jackson and Brandon Mychal Smith. The story of a pastorr's son who is talented rapper and musician - and is some kind of a young African-American Cyrano de Bergerac. The main character is named Cyrus DeBarge and he and his best friend Kris McDuffy reunite with their childhood friend, teenage singing sensation Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews, whose music label is sponsoring a songwriting contest at a teen club...

I think that is enough of the story... that wasn't the strongest point of the movie... I'll mentions that the film was directed by Paul Hoen and written by Eric Daniel and Don D. Scott and the result wasn't too great! The music is too ordinary with the exceptions of couple of songs out of 13 originals - all the tracks were written by top songwriters and producers in the pop and R&B business but unfortunately, the soundtrack does not feature the famous lines of "Roxie, I'm sorry" as in the film version of "Me and You" performed by Tyler James Williams (Cyrus) and Coco Jones (Roxie).

It's a movie designed for a certain age - younger school kids - and if you're looking for a high quality entertaining art work - better skip it. If you are church goer and you want your kids to have restricted access to the bad influence of the "world", maybe you could choose it as an option for Saturday night!

Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

I do think that Trevor Jackson,Coco Jones,and Tyler James Williams were good. But one of the only things i liked about this film. GRADE:C+

jeremy c

This movie has some serious lyrical content to the 10th degree very fresh to def and what a great story sort of like a rags to riches story song writer turned battle rapper overall i enjoyed the film for it's music and the power of truth and further more Hip Hop is here to stay for future generations to come kudos to the cast and director

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