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The Last Song (2010)

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A rebellious girl 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hallock Beals ...
Nick Lashaway ...
Susan Blakelee
Tom Blakelee
Michael Jamorski ...
Pastor Harris


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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Plot Keywords:

summer | love | beach | pianist | fire | See All (68) »


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


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Miley Cyrus Project  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,007,426, 4 April 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nicholas Sparks wrote the screenplay for this movie as a vehicle for Miley Cyrus, and then adapted the novel from it. The novel was released shortly before the movie. See more »


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 »


Steve Miller: Ronnie...
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: You lied to me dad.
Steve Miller: I didn't lie.
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: Yes you did. You said you were fine. You're not fine! That was a lie!
Steve Miller: I hoped. I didn't lie it's not the same thing.
Steve Miller: It's alright to be angry.
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: Good!
Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller: Is this why you brought me here this summer?
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Setting Sun
Written by Finlay Beaton, Stuart MacLeod, and Joel Quartermain
Performed by Eskimo Joe
Courtesy of A&M/Octone Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Waste of time and money
31 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'll admit I was excited at first to see this movie. I had just finished the book a couple days ago and was psyched to see such an incredible book brought to the theater. The book was amazing: funny, romantic, sad, cheerful, pretty much everything you could want in a book. Well, everything that made the book great was taken out in this appallingly horrible movie. It felt torturous to watch what with Miley Cyrus absolutely slaughtering the character of Ronnie. After finishing the book, I realized I couldn't see her as the character, but I figured she couldn't be too horrible. Oh how wrong I was.

I didn't believe Miley Cyrus for a second during the real pivotal scenes in the movie. Her tears/crying scenes were laughable. Her attitude problem phase was obnoxious. The only relationship I believed was the one between her and the guy and that's because they're dating off screen. Oh how difficult it must be to act like you're in love with you're real life boyfriend. I wouldn't even call her performance mediocre.

And then comes the fact that this movie didn't even somewhat resemble the book. They took out the best scenes. They changed nearly EVERYTHING. They cut the preacher and the important back-story of her father. They didn't introduce the slightly similar sub plot with Scott very well at ALL. It was hinted at throughout the book, but in the movie it was sudden and not very well done at all. Actually, the majority of the scenes were done opposite of how they were done in the book, making them really bad.

Scott was more important in the book. Marcus was WAY more important in the book and he was one of those characters that was really kind of creepy. He was supposed to be a sociopath in the book, but in the movie he was just an annoying jerk.

They completely changed Ronnie's reasoning,the reason Will fell for Ronnie, and many more things. In the book they really showed how Ronnie was different than other girls. In this movie,Miley Cyrus made Ronnie seem like every other girl but with an attitudeproblem. Miley played her as such a clingy, needy girl instead of the independent, self-assured, and intelligent girl she was.

Then again, they changed more than they kept. If you want to know the GOOD story of The Last Song, do yourself a favor and buy the book. This movie wasn't worth the time and money.

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