To everyone in her home town, Tara Adams (Debby Ryan) is just an ordinary high school junior, except for one thing, she has a secret identity. Truth is, she’s actually Radio Rebel, the most popular DJ in Seattle! In person, Tara is a nondescript, socially under-the-radar, teenager; but get her behind the mic and she becomes Radio Rebel, the coolest personality on the air! This unique status is desperately in need at the moment as her school is in the midst of a clique-crisis. Radio Rebel gives voice to all kids, popular and unpopular alike, and she publicly questions the status quo, which does not sit well with the principal who is determined to uncover Radio Rebel’s true identity. On top of all that, mean girl Stacy (Merritt Patterson, “Kyle XY”) is intent on coming between Tara and cute boy Gavin (Adam DiMarco, “The Haunting Hour”). As push comes to shove, Tara must decide between keeping her alter ego a secret, or being true to herself: a choice with major repercussions.
Our thoughts: I watched this DVD with my 12 year old daughter while we were both home sick with a cold. It was a nice way to pass some down time together. Though I found the story to be pretty predictable, it was still enjoyable. Far from the worst tween-age movie I’ve seen. It packs a great message about being true to your self and feeling proud of who you are. Most of the cast does a fine job with the script. What I like most about this movie is that it’s 100% age appropriate for my daughter. I also love that my daughter really enjoyed it. With so many movies filled with unrealistic super heroes, violence and action, it’s nice to find a movie with a message that we both enjoy.
Radio Rebel is avaible now on DVD and Digital Download. The DVD includes 5 new featurettes including Debby Ryan’s hot music video for “We Got the Beat!”
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Radio Rebel for the purpose of this blog post. Opinions expressed are 100% honest.