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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 when 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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summer | love | beach | pianist | fire | See more »

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A Story about Family, First Loves, Second Chances and the Moments of Life That Lead You Back Home. See more »

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

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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£679,698 (UK) (30 April 2010)

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$62,933,793 (USA) (9 July 2010)
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A lot of the shots - especially the night time ones - used Miley Cyrus's double. Cyrus was still technically a minor at the time of filming so the number of hours she was able to work was strictly limited. See more »

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When Will and Ronnie are arguing on the beach about her not wanting to be another in his long line of girls she is wearing a necklace. At one point she turns to leave and when she turns back around the necklace is tucked into the neckline of her shirt. Once again she turns to leave and when she turns back the necklace is back on the outside of her shirt. See more »

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Will Blakelee: Evening!
[he puts his chair on the sand. Then takes out a lantern]
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: Are ya movin' in?
Will Blakelee: Hey, if I wanna get some sleep, I'm gonna need something to scare off the racoons. They don't like bright lights or music.
[pulls out a radio and turns it on]
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: You're planning to sleep here?
Will Blakelee: Well, the truth is, the town sorta got together and we decided we just couldn't take another one of your bad hair days.
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: [she hits him with her book repeatedly] What's the matter with you?
Jonah Miller: [from the porch] This doesn't look good....
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I Feel It All
Written by Leslie Feist
Performed by Leslie Feist (as Feist)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V./Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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'Last Song' hits some good notes, misses others
31 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enter Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller, a recently graduated seventeen-year-old with an attitude problem, divorced parents, a fresh shoplifting arrest and combat boots. When Ronnie is sent from New York to Georgia to live with her dad for the summer, she is less than thrilled and at first resists letting anyone in.

Enter Will Blakelee, a rich small town 'hunk' (if you will), with volleyball skill and charm. Not exactly a rebellious teen aged girl's cup of tea, right? Well... not quite.

Ronnie, played by Disney's princess Miley Cyrus, seems set not falling for anyone over the summer. But she ends up doing the opposite. Will's (Liam Hemsworth, Australian newbie) consistency pays off after just a couple of run-ins. He's writing 'Forever' on Ronnie's converse and playfully pushing her into the ocean before she even comes to fairly good terms with her piano-playing father, Steve. (Greg Kinnear) The fast pace relationship was sweet, considering it's between teenagers. Nothing like cliché summer romance, huh? If only there was more depth to the relationship... (not counting Will's secretly damaged family, and Ronnie's dramatic anger towards her dad) ... then maybe it would have been a more successful movie as a whole.

I'm not going to blame Cyrus' ability to act (or maybe lack thereof) on the low points of the film. I'll actually give it to her, she did a nice job transitioning from little miss Hannah Montana to a darker, not as tween-based character. There is always room for improvement, however, as she seems to get bored of her alter ego throughout the film. But all in all, I did find her likable for the most part.

At the end of the day, I cannot really complain or bash The Last Song. It was a debut in a lot of ways... Julie Anne Robinson's directorial debut, Nicholas Spark writing a screenplay debut, and Miley's debut as someone other than Hannah. So, cut it some slack. Excuse the sometimes cheesy moments and keep your mind open.

6/10, Not too shabby.


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