Let it Shine – A Powered by Mom Family Movie Choice

The Powered by Mom Blog Family Loved Let it Shine

Do you have a hard time finding movies for the whole family to watch? You know the kind that you don’t have to worry about censoring.

You usually can’t go wrong with a Disney movie and for us Let it Shine did not disappoint.


“The story is mostly about 16-year-old Cyrus DeBarge, a gifted songwriter and rapper his Father the Minister doesn’t approve of rap and hip hop and Cyrus lacks self confidence. You see Cyrus has never performed on a stage and in fact with the exception of his best friend Kris McDuffy no one has even heard him rapping. Along comes his longtime crush Roxanne Andrews who is now a singing sensation who is herself having some challenges with people seeing the “real”her.  

Long story short Cyrus and Kris each enter a songwriting contest hosted by Roxanne. Cyrus’ song is chosen but wait his song is mistakenly attributed to Kris. Cyrus let’s Kris continue to take credit for his song and from there trials, tribulations, some funny twists and turns and of course some singing and dancing are showcased for us all. 

We won’t spoil the movie for but Let it Shine was a great family movie for us, keep in mind my daughter is almost 11 and she loves singing and dancing of all kinds so of course she loved Let it Shine. There is absolutely no profanity or questionable scenes etc.. so if you like a heartwarming story set to some fun music, singing and dancing you like Let it Shine.

Here’s a quick preview for you 🙂


Let it Shine gets a two thumbs up or 6 thumbs if you want from Michelle, Paul & Sian for a good clean family fun movie to watch.

Share with us what other family friendly movies have you watched and liked?

Sorry it’s not a giveaway and we’re not trying to sell you anything we just want to share some of our favorite family movies as it’s not always easy to find something the whole family can watch!

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  1. This looks like a nice movie that my teen and preteen granddaughters would enjoy watching.I would enjoy watching it with them too.It’s hard to find a movie now a days that has a good moral lesson to it.

  2. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I still haven’t seen this movie and since I love Disney movies and enjoy music I shall have to make time to see it.

  3. Doreen Spitzer-Lemire says:

    Disney + Music must be a great movie!! A must see!

  4. looks like a good one… you can’t go wrong with Disney!

  5. Jennifer Nielsen says:

    I haven’t heard of this Disney movie yet. My family will have to watch it, we love Disney movies, and this ones looks like a good one!

  6. Haven’t seen this movie but I am pretty sure my kids would like to watch.

  7. Stephanie Thompson says:

    I haven’t seen this movie yet, but sounds like it would be really good so we will be sure to get it soon.

  8. Ella Bryant says:

    Nice review. I haven’t seen this yet. but it looks innteresting.

  9. Carren Larsen says:

    havent seen this, but looks interesting. My favorite disney movie has to be The Lion King

  10. Carren Larsen says:

    Havent seen this one, but it looks interesting. My favorite Disney movie is still The Lion King!!

  11. Haven’t seen it but I happen to LIKE all Disney movies and it sounds promising.

  12. trista doerfer says:

    I love all of your posts! they are so informative and interesting. thanks for providing the give a ways as well

  13. michelle parker says:

    i love this movie, my son and i don’t agree on to many movies but this one he will ask me to watch with him. you know how teen boys are.

  14. My son is still a little to young to be able to sit through full length movies like this. But I’m putting it on our list to watch when he’s older for sure! He already loves music. =)

  15. stephanie mcglothlin says:


  16. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a nice family movie . I am so tired of the violence shown in so many movies

  17. Laura Harper says:

    Our family movie has always been Harry Potter, but I would love to see this movie.

  18. Christine Herrera says:

    One of my fave family movies is The Little Princess. Been a favorite since I was young

  19. I really liked the movie 🙂

  20. nice review

  21. my daughter loves that movie

  22. Maxine Rose says:

    My 9 year old daughter and I watched this movie on one of the Disney channels and we both enjoyed it. It was a cute story with good music.

  23. Perfect review!!

  24. I’ve been wanting to see this movie. I love Disney movies because I can watch them with my 2 neices ages 4 and 8 yrs old. Thanks for the review! 🙂

  25. Barbara T Dunaway says:

    thanks for the giveaway

  26. Patricia Williams says:

    Looks like the movie I need for my daughter sleep over. Its something teens will like, but I won’t have to worry about language and inappropriate behavior. Thanks for the review.

  27. Thank you for the great review! I will be sure that we check this movie out! Disney does such a great job with family movies!

  28. Thanks! We will check it out 🙂

  29. Rita Spratlen says:

    Yes, I agree with you about Disney. They are great for family movies. Thanks for sharing and I will have to look into this movie. I am usually behind on what is going on in this area.

  30. We haven’t seen it yet, but it looks good.

  31. Cindi Starr says:

    Sounds like a cute movie.

  32. Looks like a good family movie

  33. Looks like a great movie!

  34. angela shoaf says:

    I saw this movie and enjoyed it. There a lesson to be learn for some in this movie.

  35. Sounds like a great movie! I’ll keep it in mind the next time I’m renting a family movie! 🙂

  36. Marti Parks says:

    Sounds like a really great family movie. Thank you.

  37. My kids love the movies that they put on the Disney channel.

  38. Thanks for the giveaways!

  39. I love musicals and movies, I’ll have to check this out.

  40. Looks like a fun movie to watch. Going to have to go see it!

  41. I saw this movie two weeks ago with my husband and I absolutely loved it. Loved everything about it.

  42. Amy Truluck says:

    This sounds like a perfect family movie. Our favorite family movie to watch together is Madagascar – it holds lots of special memories for us! Lots of laughs too!

  43. Kathy Stuit says:

    This looks like the perfect family movie to watch with my daughter. Thanks!

  44. Looks like a good movie

  45. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I believe that is Tyler James Williams from Everybody Hates Chris, that is a really cute show played early in the AM maybe on Nickelodeon? My family really likes to watch the Princess Bride.

    • Jennifer that’s who I think he is too 🙂 Oh Princess Bride I remember that one good one thanks for reminding me I don’t think my daughter has watched it yet.

  46. Looks like a good movie 🙂

  47. chantal ronchetto says:

    thanks for the awesome giveaways

  48. this look hysterical

  49. Marianne Reeher says:

    Looks like a really fun movie for the whole family.I will have to rent it now.

  50. My girls and I loved “let it shine”… It’s a great movie (and it teaches kids about morals while they’re having fun watching it!)

  51. Jennifer (Jen) Boehme says:

    I am going to have to see this for sure. I wasn’t sure about this movie, so thanks for the review, it helps!


    What a wonderful gift of a voice he has!!! I wouldn’t mind seeing this film. I may just have to rent it:))

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  55. Andrea Byrne says:

    I’m amazed with his voice!

  56. Andrea Hadfield says:

    my kids, ages 9 & 3, LOVE signing and dancing movies. I have to admit I do too!!

  57. Thanks for sharing this. It is not really my kind of movie but I will give anything a chance.

  58. Cathy French says:

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  59. Sounds like a movie I could purchase for my grandchildren

  60. Jodi Bradshaw says:

    we have this coming on netflix!

  61. Diane Sallans says:

    I love movies with a lot of music in them!

  62. Great review! We love the family movies.

  63. Lori Thomas says:

    Sounds like something we`d enjoy. Family movies are great.

  64. rebecca day says:

    Love family movies, and will definitely add to my list!!

  65. Kisha Cotton says:

    good family movie

  66. its hard find good movies, shows or music that is safe for the kids. thanks

  67. wow great blog 🙂

  68. sounds like something id like to see

  69. Love family movies, and will definitely add to my list!!

  70. Leslie Harris says:

    great for the kids

  71. Sandra Hurt says:

    Love watching family movies!

  72. i love the family movies that you see on abc family or hallmark channel expecially around christmas time

  73. Julie THompson says:

    I loved the movie I loved the moral of the movie and how it taught the kids it is best to be honest and true with who you really are and to others or you will not only hurt yourself but your will hurt others in the process.

  74. Katherine G says:

    I saw this movie two weeks ago and I absolutely loved it. Loved everything about it.

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