Radio Rebel

2012 NR 1h 29m DVD

Radio Rebel

2012 NR 1h 29m DVD
  • Overview
  • Details
Shy student Tara has a secret identity: She is smooth-talking Radio Rebel, a DJ who lends her voice to all kids, popular and unpopular alike. But as the principal closes in on Radio Rebel's true identity, Tara must decide whether to reveal herself.
Debby Ryan, Sarena Parmar, Adam DiMarco, Atticus Dean Mitchell, Merritt Patterson, Allie Bertram, Iain Belcher, Rowen Kahn, Nancy Robertson, Martin Cummins
Peter Howitt
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that young fans of Disney's ubiquitous Debby Ryan will clamor to see her in this movie, and their enthusiasm will be rewarded with a multitude of positive messages about self-confidence, taking risks, and standing up for what you believe in. The story is designed to make viewers align themselves with the painfully shy protagonist and against her social nemesis, whose nastiness brings issues like peer pressure and bullying to the forefront, but there are enough light moments to keep the overall tone manageable for most kids. Expect some flirting between teens and the development of a sweet romance, plus some butting of heads between high-schoolers and their power-hungry principal. But none of this is too much for the movie's intended tween audience, and it's the themes of empowerment and self-esteem that will stick.

Sexual Content

A couple of kisses between teens.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The story is rich in positive messages about expressing yourself, being confident in your convictions, and standing up to peer pressure. Many characters show a willingness to change themselves for the better by taking risks and having faith in their own beliefs. There's some bullying on the part of the movie's "villain," a social diva who uses her position to get what she wants from her peers, but even she experiences some self-reflection as a result of the story developments.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Unlimited movies sent to your door, starting at $9.99 a month.