I find that I confess a lot of things on my blog. Just a few days ago I shared with you the animated movie that always makes me tear up. Well, now I’m about to admit to you something else that you probably wouldn’t suspect about me.
I’m a big fan of tween/teen shows.
There. I said it.
I didn’t know I was a fan until I had to learn all the kids television channels for my daughter. Then I “caught” myself watching Jessie on the Disney Channel. So of course when I had the opportunity to review Radio Rebel starring Debby Ryan, I jumped at the chance.
I’m showing my age but the premise of this movie reminded me of Pump Up The Volume in a more innocent, sweet, well, Disney way. Tara Adams (played by Debby Ryan) is your typical teenager. She’s shy and can’t always get the courage to say what she feels. Until she goes home at night and assumes her role as Radio Rebel. The most popular DJ in the greater Seattle area. As Radio Rebel she has a voice, she has influence and she speaks up for all the kids who are trying to fit in.
Of course it helps that her step-father is an executive at a leading Seattle radio station. When he finds out the true identity of Radio Rebel, he’s elated. Radio Rebel goes big time. Trying to keep her identity a secret is a challenge but Tara manages to do so, for the most part. With the help of a dancing sandwich, she escapes protests and other crazy situations.
Disclosure: East9thStreet received a promotional copy in order to facilitate this review. Statements are 100% mine and yours may differ. But I’m thinking many of you secretly enjoy tween movies as well.