At its heart, The Last Song is a poignant journey for a father (Greg Kinnear) and daughter (Miley Cyrus) who have lost touch with each other and are struggling to find a way back. At the same time, it explores the uncharted territory of young love, as the emotionally closed off Ronnie begins to let down her guard with a boy (Liam Hemsworth) she meets during summer vacation.
This Nicholas Sparks novel-converted-to-film is another tear-jerker, but simply not of the same caliber as the movie version of The Notebook.
Perhaps it's because of the relative immaturity of the lead actress (Cyrus) or just the predictable overall treatment or that I was expecting too much of it, but I found this movie to be a bit slow moving and tepid. The character development was simply not good and it just didn't grab my attention and keep me seated in front of my TV as expected. I felt Miley was just doing a more adult version of Hannah Montana without the entertaining zaniness and that certainly did not help. Experienced actor Kinnear is just wasted in the role of Cyrus' father.
Overall, I would recommend it only to Miley's fans who'll certainly love their idol in her new role.
Bonus Features for The Last Song:
• Set Tour with Bobby Coleman – Audiences will have an all access pass to see how a
film is made through the eyes of the new up-and comer and star of The Last Song,
Bobby Coleman. This rambunctious eight-year old will bring his fans along as he
does everything from interview Adam Shankman and Miley’s security team, to
going on a seashell scavenger hunt.
• Making of the Music Video, “When I Look At You” with Miley Cyrus – Go behind-
the-scenes of the music video, “When I Look At You”. It will feature recording studio
footage, b-roll from the set, interviews with Miley and crew, clips from the film and music
video. Audiences will learn how the film’s motif, southern summer romance, is
incorporated into feel and theme of the music video.
• Miley Cyrus Music Video: “When I Look At You”
• Alternate Opening Sequence: The Church Fire (With optional commentary by
• Deleted Scenes (With optional commentary by director)
o Ronnie At The Piano
o Steve & Ronnie At The Beach
o Hospital Montage
o Vegan Cookies
o Juggling On The Pier
• Audio Commentary– with Director Julie Anne Robinson and Co-Producer Jennifer
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