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The Last Song (2010)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 March 2010 (USA)
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A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

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Ronnie's (Miley Cyrus) and her younger brother, Jonah's, parents are divorced. They live with their mother until this summer they are sent to live with their father (Greg Kinnear) in a small town on the beach. Ronnie resents her father and has no intention of being friendly or even talking to him for the summer. But after meeting a handsome guy and beginning to fall in love, Ronnie starts rediscovering her love for music, something she shares with her father. Reconnecting with music revives a kinship with her father which proves to be the most important relationship she may ever experience. Written by napierslogs

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love | summer | beach | pianist | arson | See more »

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Do you ever really forget your first heartbreak? See more »

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Rated PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£679,698 (UK) (30 April 2010)

Gross:

$62,933,793 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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Tybee Island is a protected landscape. Permission had to be given every time someone had to walk on the dunes. The production found it easier to build their own which were rendered so perfectly and blended in so well with the real natural habitat that they were allowed to remain as part of the terrain after filming had been completed. See more »

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Steve Miller: Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more.
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A really poor storyline and poor acting
31 January 2011 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

Miley Cyrus fans might hate me for saying this, but the makers of "The Last Song" should have hired a real actress for the lead role. Miley obviously doesn't have the talent or know how to act. I had nothing against her, but in this, the first role I've seen her act in, it seemed like she was just playing herself and not playing any part that was written for her.

That said, "The Last Song" is a bust. It's a set of tired old recycled and clichéd experiences and really isn't worth the 107 minutes it takes to watch it. For the most part the storyline is so tired and old. And after watching it I was also disappointed that Greg Kinnear had signed up for it. That I can remember, I've always liked his acting and the roles he chose. But in this case, the writing was so, so poor that even if the makers of "The Last Song" signed up the best actors in Hollywood it couldn't save this film. They'd have to find some writers who were at a minimum mediocre-ish in order to improve this story.

All I can say is save yourself and watch something else.


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