Excerpt: I have been anticipating The Last Song for some time now. Our friends over at Disney were kind enough to send us a reviewable Blu-ray + DVD 2 disc combo pack. I had seen previews and that was all I knew about this movie.
Excerpt: Until a few years ago, I really had no idea who Miley Cyrus was. The whole “Hanna Montana” thing is way beyond my time and though I don’t claim to have the pulse of the younger generation, I really don’t see the appeal in Miss Cyrus.
Excerpt: We're stocked up on Hemsworth family hype, no? Between Liam Hemsworth's casting as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games and brother Chris Hemsworth's premiere this week as Angry Barry Gibb in the Bee Gees documentary Thor , I'd say all bases are covered.
Excerpt: "I did not come here for some stupid summer romance," Miley Cyrus croaks at the midway point of The Last Song , "with some stupid local boy who's done this a thousand times before." Sister, I've got at least three kinds of bad news for you.
Excerpt: Miley Cyrus is displaced from New York to spend the summer by the sea in Georgia with estranged father Greg Kinnear. While younger brother Bobby Coleman thinks the set-up is just keen (especially former composer dad’s work restoring the stain glass windows of a burned church), Cyrus stomps around in...
Excerpt: It’s 10-minutes in before The Last Song loses all credibility, as if it had much prior to attempting to push Miley Cyrus into the spotlight. It’s the inevitable “meet cute,” the famed Roger Ebert coined term that pretty much destroys any real sense of romance.
Excerpt: The Film Miley Cyrus is all grown up and making a romance. Of course, it's a predictably cliché romance. However, that's not entirely Miley's fault. The Last Song is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. He's the same guy that brought us the magic of The Notebook , Dear John , and A Walk to Remember .
Conclusion: 'The Last Song' won't be the last we hear of implausible Nicholas Sparks films. In fact, they seem to be coming at a steady, rapid clip nowadays, despite the fact that they've all been quite awful since ' The Notebook ' made him a household name.
Excerpt: The summer after senior year of high school is an emotional storm for a lot of teenagers, but for Ronnie Miller it’s a full scale hurricane. Against her will she’s sent with her younger brother (Bobby Coleman) to spend the summer with their father (Greg Kinnear) at his beach house in a small,...
Excerpt: Huffing through the early scenes of The Last Song with black leather boots and a frozen pout, Miley Cyrus plays author Nicholas Sparks’ idea of a rebel, which is to say Ned Flanders’ idea of a rebel.