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* GirlNextDoorTurnedSuperstar: Cyrus has a huge crush on a popstar named Roxie, and has since they went to the same elementary school together.


* MistakenIdentity: Roxie comes to believe that Kris is Truth, when it's actually Cyrus.

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* MistakenIdentity: Roxie comes to believe that Kris is Truth, Truth when it's actually Cyrus.


The film stars a young busboy named Cyrus who dreams of being a hip-hop rapper, but the words of his peers and his pastor father make it seem as though he would never succeed. Under the name "Truth", he enters a contest sponsored by the same music label that once hired a childhood friend of his (named "Roxy" Andrews). However, due to a mistake when looking at the photograph Cyrus sent in, it is his best friend Kris that ends up with the glory. At first, Cyrus accepts staying in the background and helping Kris try to win Roxy's heart, but he eventually gains some self-respect, learns to stand up for himself, convinces his father that hip-hop can be a positive thing, and succeeds at his dream.

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The film stars a young busboy named Cyrus who dreams of being a hip-hop rapper, but the words of his peers and his pastor father make it seem as though he would never succeed. Under the name "Truth", he enters a contest sponsored by the same music label that once hired a childhood friend of his (named "Roxy" "Roxie" Andrews). However, due to a mistake when looking at the photograph Cyrus sent in, it is his best friend Kris that ends up with the glory. At first, Cyrus accepts staying in the background and helping Kris try to win Roxy's Roxie's heart, but he eventually gains some self-respect, learns to stand up for himself, convinces his father that hip-hop can be a positive thing, and succeeds at his dream.

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%% * ExiledToTheCouch: Cyrus's father's punishment for what he did to Roxy at the church.
* ExtremeDoormat: Cyrus is too much of a NiceGuy for his own good. He actually lets Kris claim his contest entry as his own just so that Kris can have a chance with Roxy, even though he has a crush on her himself.

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%% * ExiledToTheCouch: Cyrus's father's punishment for what he did to Roxy Roxie at the church.
* ExtremeDoormat: Cyrus is too much of a NiceGuy for his own good. He actually lets Kris claim his contest entry as his own just so that Kris can have a chance with Roxy, Roxie, even though he has a crush on her himself.



* MistakenIdentity: Roxy comes to believe that Kris is Truth, when it's actually Cyrus.

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* MistakenIdentity: Roxy Roxie comes to believe that Kris is Truth, when it's actually Cyrus.



%% * PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Inverted with Roxy's manager, who truly believes that the fashions she wants Roxy to wear are trendy.
* ShrinkingViolet: Cyrus at the beginning of the movie. He's even in the background compared to Kris in the picture of the two of them that he mails to Roxy. No wonder she thought Kris was the contestant.

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%% * PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Inverted with Roxy's Roxie's manager, who truly believes that the fashions she wants Roxy Roxie to wear are trendy.
* ShrinkingViolet: Cyrus at the beginning of the movie. He's even in the background compared to Kris in the picture of the two of them that he mails to Roxy.Roxie. No wonder she thought Kris was the contestant.



%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Cyrus.

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%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Cyrus.Cyrus.

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* BattleRapping: The final scene has Cyrus rapping against Lord of Da Bling, the former prevailing in the process after revealing the latter's secret as a taxi cab driver.

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* BattleRapping: The final scene has Cyrus rapping against Lord of Da Bling, the former prevailing in the process after revealing the latter's secret as a taxi cab taxicab driver.


* BattleRapping: The final scene has Cyrus doing this against Lord of Da Bling, the former prevailing in the process after revealing the latter's secret as a taxi cab driver.
* DuelingMovies: With ''[[{{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Rags]]''. Beat ''Rags'' by a decent margin actually.
* ExiledToTheCouch: Cyrus's father's punishment for what he did to Roxy at the church.

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* BattleRapping: The final scene has Cyrus doing this rapping against Lord of Da Bling, the former prevailing in the process after revealing the latter's secret as a taxi cab driver.
* DuelingMovies: With ''[[{{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Rags]]''. Beat ''Rags'' by a decent margin actually.
%% * ExiledToTheCouch: Cyrus's father's punishment for what he did to Roxy at the church.



* PreachersKid: Cyrus, which is part of the reason why his dream seems almost unreachable.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Inverted with Roxy's manager, who truly believes that the fashions she wants Roxy to wear are trendy.

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* PreachersKid: Cyrus, which is part of the reason why his dream seems almost unreachable.
unreachable- his father is so religious and opposed to rap music that Cyrus has to sneak out just to work at the club.
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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Inverted with Roxy's manager, who truly believes that the fashions she wants Roxy to wear are trendy.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Cyrus.

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%% * WellDoneSonGuy: Cyrus.

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* MonochromeCasting: About 85% of the cast is black.

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* InsecureProtagonistArrogantAntagonist: Cyrus, the protagonist of the film, is so plagued by self-doubt and shyness that he lets his friend steal his rightful spotlight and alias. Meanwhile, the rapping champion, Bling, is incredibly arrogant and boastful, bragging about his wealth and talent while treating everyone else like dirt. In their [[BattleRapping Rap Battle]], Bling spends his verses trying to tear down Cyrus's self-esteem but gets defeated when Cyrus exposes his secret to the audience, making it impossible for him to continue being arrogant once everyone knew he wasn't actually rich.

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* BattleRapping: The final scene has Cyrus doing this against Lord of Da Bling, the former prevailing in the process after revealing the latter's secret as a taxi cab driver.

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* TokenWhite: Lyla is the only white major character.



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[[caption-width-right:220:[[TagLine The truth is in the music.]]]]


* DuelingMovies: With ''[[{{Nickelodeon}} Rags]]''. Beat ''Rags'' by a decent margin actually.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''[[{{Nickelodeon}} ''[[{{Creator/Nickelodeon}} Rags]]''. Beat ''Rags'' by a decent margin actually.


'''Let It Shine''' is a 2012 Creator/DisneyChannel musical. Based on the classic play {{Theatre/Cyrano De Bergerac}}, it's notable in that all the main characters are black.

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'''Let ''Let It Shine''' Shine'' is a 2012 Creator/DisneyChannel musical. Based on the classic play {{Theatre/Cyrano De Bergerac}}, it's notable in that all the main characters are black.


'''Let It Shine''' is a 2012 DisneyChannel musical. Based on the classic play {{Theatre/Cyrano De Bergerac}}, it's notable in that all the main characters are black.

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'''Let It Shine''' is a 2012 DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel musical. Based on the classic play {{Theatre/Cyrano De Bergerac}}, it's notable in that all the main characters are black.


* ShrinkingViolet: Cyrus at the beginning of the movie. He's even in the background compared to Kris in the picture of the two of them that he submits to Roxy. No wonder she thought Kris was the contestant.

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* ShrinkingViolet: Cyrus at the beginning of the movie. He's even in the background compared to Kris in the picture of the two of them that he submits mails to Roxy. No wonder she thought Kris was the contestant.

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