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  • Actors: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Melora Hardin
  • Directors: Peter Chelsom
  • Writers: Based On Characters Created By Michael Poryes And, Written By Dan Berendsen
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Spanish, French
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Aug. 18 2009
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002BIULQC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,372 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Get ready to be dazzled by Disney's big-screen smash hit -- HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE -- filled with laughs, adventure, family fun and fabulous music! Come along for the ride and see Hannah like never before as she returns to her roots and faces the most important decision of her life! When Miley Stewart (aka pop-star Hannah Montana) gets too caught up in the superstar celebrity lifestyle, her dad decides it's time for a total change of scenery. But sweet niblets! Miley must trade in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood for some ol' blue jeans on the family farm in Tennessee, and question if she can be both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana. With a little help from her friends -- and awesome guest stars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts and Vanessa Williams -- will she figure out whether to choose Hannah or Miley? HANNAH MONTANA THE MOVIE is a heartfelt major motion picture perfect for the entire family.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D on Aug. 30 2009
Format: DVD
I am not a Hannah Montana fan but took a little girl to this movie and she loved it. I enjoyed it too. Miley's song "The Climb" is very inspirational and this movie will make you believe things are possible. Get this movie for your little girl.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trish B Achtem on Oct. 10 2009
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My kids and I love the movie.It arrived in excellent condition and earlier then expected.I am very happy with this purchase.
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By Estelle on Feb. 17 2014
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I thought i was buying the movie ,gave the CD AWAY:} ONE OF THE GRAND CHILDREN LIKES HANNA MONTANA SO I GAVE IT TO
HER :}
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By Shauna on Nov. 22 2012
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While I'm not the biggest Miley Cyrus fan, I do love this movie. It stars Taylor Swift, Tyra Banks and Rascal Flatts. It's a good watch.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Blu-ray: For Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus Fans, this Blu-ray comes with three discs, a lot of features and awesome picture quality Aug. 20 2009
By Dennis A. Amith (kndy) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
Since 2006, "Hannah Montana" has not only been a popular television series for the Disney Channel but a series that has definitely made Miley Cyrus, daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, a bonafide star.

It was one thing to watch this young teenager who was 13-years old at the time, grow up and become a popular television star and music talent that would sell out many concert venues, has had her music on top of the Billboard charts and now has two Disney films under her belt.

The first film from Disney focused on a 3D version of her concert and television show personality but this time around, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" takes to the big screen and takes a more serious look at Miley Cyrus's character as her pop star identity has now affected her family and he friendship and has come to the point that the lifestyle of a popstar has gotten to her head.

The film is directed by Peter Chelsom ("Shall We Dance", "Serendipity" and "Town & Country"), a screenplay by Daniel Berendsen ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch", "The Cheetah Girls: One World") , composer John Debney ("The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor", "Spider-Man 3" and "Sin City") and cinematographer David Hennings ("Strange Wilderness", "Blue Crush" and "Ice Princess").

For those not familiar with the television series, former music artist Robby Ray Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus) has moved his family (which include Miley, played by Miley Cyrus, and her older brother Jackson, played by Jason Earles) from Tennessee to Malibu in order to manage his daughter Miley's music career. But in order to keep sanity at their home and keep their family together, he and Miley has kept secret identities and Miley dons a blonde wig and goes by the name Hannah Montana. Along with her best friend Lilly Truscott (Emily Osment) and friend Oliver Oken (Mitchel Musso), who also take on disguises, help protect Miley's secret.

In "Hannah Montana: The Movie", the film picks up with Hannah Montana's career doing quite well and is now managed by Vita (Vanessa Williams). While Vita is successfully booking Hannah in various, major events, the fame has kept her busy to be with family (to celebrate Jackson's entrance to college) and Lilly's birthday party. To make things worse, a member of the paparazzi is trying to figure out Hannah Montana's secret.

After Hannah ends up getting into fight with Tyra Banks over some shoes and getting plastered on the newspapers and disrupting Lilly's birthday party by coming as Hannah Montana, Robby Ray feels that his daughter Miley can't balance her time as a family member and friend and is focusing too much of her life as Hannah Montana and thus tricks her to going to Tennessee (instead of an award ceremony in New York).

Hannah is not pleased that her father has tricked her and prevented her from attending the award show and is upset that he dragged her to the farmlife in Tennessee. But Robby Ray wants her to remember where she came from and that Tennessee was their home before California.

While in Tennessee, Miley tries to adjust to the slow-paced life and meets an old friend when she was younger named Travis Brody (Lucas Till) who she becomes closer too, while her father Robby Ray gets closer to Lorelai (Melora Hardin), but with both of them having to live secret lives, can Miley or Robby Ray ever be able to have a normal life?

"Hannah Montana: The Movie" comes with three discs. The first is the Blu-ray Disc, the second being the Digital Copy and the third is the DVD.

VIDEO & AUDIO:

"Hannah Montana: The Movie" is featured in 1080p High Definition with an aspect ration of 1:85:1. For the most part, the film is absolutely vibrant. There are many outdoor scenes that showcase the film's color. May it be the shot at Lilly's birthday party at Santa Monica Beach to the lush area of Tennessee. The film definitely showcases a broad spectrum of colors, all of which are sharp, clear and absolutely eye-popping. For the most part, David Hennings did a great job with utilizing the environment with this film and overall, picture quality is magnificent.

As for audio, this is probably the first time I have seen Disney sport an English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack (the film is also presented in French and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital). The dialogue is crystal clear and as much as this film is dialogue driven, with it also being somewhat of a musical as well, music plays a big part of this film and sounds fantastic. Definitely good utilization of surrounds to pick up crowd ambiance or the animals at the farm but for the most part, this is a film where dialogue is king and music is also a big part of the film. Thus the soundtrack is quite crystal clear, the lossless audio definitely makes the music come alive.

As for subtitles, "Hannah Montana: The Movie is presented in English SDH, French and Spanish.

A DVD is included and sports a widescreen (1:85:1) - enhanced for 16×9 televisions and an audio soundtrack sporting a Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound soundtrack.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

"Hannah Montana: The Movie" features the following special features with some in 1080p High Definition or 480i Standard Definition:

* Audio Commentary by Director Peter Chelsom - Peter Chelsom is the type of director who utilizes his commentary to thoroughly setup a scene and give credit to who came up with the ideas in pulling them off. From utilizing scenes from Miley Cyrus's first film and inserting scenes into the film to how animals were brought in to the film and managing over a thousand extras, this is a very thorough commentary.
* Deleted Scenes - (10:35) A total of four deleted scenes which features an introduction by director Peter Chelsom discussing why they were removed. But for the most part, Chelsom says the film is the final cut and mostly all footage was utilized in the film. But the four deleted scenes included are: "Jackson: I'm Pretending to Be at University...", "How Are We Going to Get Hannah Down to Crowley Corners?", "Oswald and the Hannah Wigs" and "Oswald, The Ostrich and the Alligator"
* Music Videos - (9:30) There are a total of seven music videos included. Music videos featured are: "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus (3:52), "Back to Tennessee" by Billy Ray Cyrus (4:22), "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" by Miley Cyrus (3:49), "Let's Get Crazy" by Miley Cyrus (2:59), "The Climb" (movie version) by Miley Cyrus (4:06), "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts (4:17) and "Crazier" by Taylor Swift (3:15).
* The Hoedown Throwdown Home Experience - A Blu-ray exclusive only. This featurette is learning the popular dance created for the film (featured during the fundraising event and the ending credits) and features the full featurette titled "Everybody Now" (14:39) featuring how all the cast members (and crew) learned the dance by choreographer Jamal Sims. While, for those who just want to watch "how to do the dance", they can watch the "Learn the Moves (9:47) featuring choreographer Jamal Sims with "Hannah Montana" talents Mitchel Musso and Moises Arias.
* Find Your Way Back Home - (15:05) A featurette with three segments. The first features Miley Cyrus and mother Trish showing us around Franklin, Tennessee and the various shops and eateries. The second is Billy Ray Cyrus showing us Tennessee and talking about how it's home for the Cyrus family. While the final segment features Emily Osment showing us Los Angeles and Hollywood and the key spots to visit.
* I Should Have Gone to Film School with Jason Earles - (15:18) Jason Earles takes us behind-the-scenes of the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" film and introduces us to the crew and what their responsibilities are. Especially for "Best Man", "Grip" and "Gaffer" and differences between a Assistant Director and a Director's Assistant.
* Fun with Hannah and the Gang - (3:53) The blooper reel from the film.
* B Disney Live - Fans can connect with family and friends through the innovative movie-watching experience! People will need a profile 2.0 Blu-ray player to take advantage of this capability.

JUDGMENT CALL:

When it comes to "Hannah Montana: The Movie", it's almost similar to what I had to say about "The Jonas Brothers: 3-D Concert Experience" in that these films are created for their fans.

"Hannah Montana" is a popular children's television show with a large following and I have watched many television shows with my son and although I'm not as familiar with her music, every decade there are shows that will appeal to their young fans and many of those who scratch their heads and just don't get why people find it so appealing. In the 80's we had "Kids Incorporated", in the 90's we had "Saved By the Bell" and although Saturday morning teen shows and afternoon teen shows on network television are a thing of the past, these shows have continued on the Disney Channel and "Hannah Montana" is simply a popular series with a lot of merchandising behind the series and its star Miley Cyrus.

And those who are not fans, they are going to criticize and those who never cared for Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus, it's a given that they are not going to give a care for this film.

But how did I feel about the film? As a guy who tends to write a lot about teen or young entertainment worldwide, may it be their music or television careers, I enjoyed the film. Of course, it all comes from my knowledge of the series and knowing how quarky the television series is but also knowing the difficult the character of Miley Stewart has in juggling both worlds of a normal teenager and a pop star.

But what I found more interesting is seeing Robby Ray stepping down and knocking Miley off her high horse. He notices that the fame is getting to her head and that if he doesn't change things now, he's going to lose that daughter who was always caring for her family and her friends.

So, when it comes to the dramatic scenes, I enjoyed watching that part. As for the music, this is more geared for her fans. Obviously, with her single "The Climb" and the soundtrack of this film doing so well on the Billboard Charts, it's quite evident that she has a strong fandom of fans that are passionate for her music. The film is not "High School Musical" and every scene is full of music and a little on drama, it's quite the opposite where there are more acting scenes and music plays a more important part towards the second half of the film. Also, you get music from Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts and both offer an incentive to check out the film as well.

There was a superhero-esque (or more like "Spider-Man 2") type of storyline near the end which I won't get into but overall, I suppose that those who have watched her television show will find out if Miley Stewart or Hannah Montana will be the last persona standing.

For the most part, I found the film to be enjoyable, fun and it was good to see Miley Cyrus take on an emotional scene. I thought that the ending scene with the talent and film crew doing "The Hoedown Throwdown Dance" was hilarious and fun and for the most part, I'm quite confident that fans of Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana are going to have a great time with this release.

As for the Blu-ray release, you get a ton of special features and as typical of Walt Disney Studio Home Entertainment releases, its one company where you know that their releases are going to be given absolute awesome picture and audio quality. And I can definitely tell you that this 3-Disc release will definitely be well worth it for the Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana fans.

Overall, presentation and audio wise and the content included on this release is magnificent but as for the film, it all comes down to whether or not you are a fan of Miley Cyrus or her television show. Otherwise, if you had no care in the world for her music or the show, then you know this release is not for you. But for those who are passionate about her music and her series, then I can tell you that this Blu-ray release is highly recommended!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Light-hearted family film that will keep younger audiences laughing but may disappoint some adults Oct. 23 2009
By Caitlin D. Neely - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I must admit that I watch Hannah Montana. I recently entered into adulthood and I still enjoy this show and others on the Disney channel. They're the perfect cure for a bad mood; where you want to escape back into adolescence and relive simpler days. Hannah Montana: The Movie (directed by Peter Chelsom) carries the same formula.

Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) is a teenager with a big secret. She is living in two contrasting worlds. One where she is a normal high-schooler who deals with boys and catty girls. The other where she is the famous pop singer Hannah Montana. When she ruins her best friend Lily's (Emily Osment) sweet sixteen and begins to spend more time with her publicist (Vanessa Williams) than her own family, her father Robby Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus) gives Miley a dose of reality. He whisks her back to Tennessee and presents her with an ultimatum. She must spend two weeks in her home state and decide whether or not she wants to continue to be Hannah Montana.

This movie is for children and young adults. If you're an adult you have to come in very open. These people aren't the best actors and they're not going to win an Oscar for their performances. But the movie is light-hearted and optimistic. It's a movie about growing up and deciding what's best not only for the people in your life but yourself also.

I believe that's why the younger audiences flock to this movie. Not only because it's Hannah Montana but because they don't strong opinions about what good acting or writing is.

Miley Cyrus has improved her acting skills. They're not top notch but they're better than they were when she first got started at Disney. Emily Osment is an enjoyment to watch as always. She's very real when she acts and is better than Cyrus.

The songs complement the movie and match the tone of the scene they're playing in. I must admit that Hannah/Miley's songs are addicting. Not matter how much a person might dislike her they can't deny that she has a good voice. Her `live' voice is seasoned for a young performer. She may have a career ahead of her in that area after the sensation of Hannah Montana fades away. Her recent hit "The Climb", featured in the movie, proves that Miley has no trouble making it onto the radio. She doesn't need Hannah to be popular.

Hannah Montana: The Movie will capture the hearts of young audiences. It may surprise an adult or two who remember that this isn't the intellectual comedy of the year. It's simply a sweet children's film.
16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
MY 600TH REVIEW!!!!!! June 9 2009
By Pumpkin Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
On April 25th, I treated myself to a double feature at my theater. I saw this and Crank: High Voltage. I'm really glad I saw this movie. I'm a 19 year old guy, and I enjoyed it! I love when she sings Let's Get Crazy and the Hoedown Throwdown. After upsetting Lilly at her 16th Birthday party, Robby takes Miley back to Tennessee to find her true self. She meets a childhood friend from 1st grade, Travis who still has a crush on her. After having fun in Tennessee with her friends and family, Miley thinks of letting her alter ego, Hannah Montana go for good. I loved when Miley had to be two places at once. What will she choose? I highly recommend that you get crazy, get up and dance, and see HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE!!!

p.s. It's been awesome writing 600 reviews, and can't wait for 600 more!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Found Her Way Back to Tennessee Oct. 12 2009
By Sky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
First let me say that the enjoyment that my 6 year old daughter got out of The Hannah Montana Movie was 5 stars. Since getting The Movie on DVD last week she's probably watched it a dozen times. It's a feel-good movie that preaches the importance of family and friends over material stuff in a material word.

If you've seen the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, you kinda know what you're getting with this movie. Basically a lot of silliness about a pop star who no one seems to recognize if she takes off her blonde wig. Blonde she's Hannah; a little darker without the wig and she's Miley. The wig even fools people really close to her! Amazing.

While full of inconsistencies, recycled gags, cliché themes and common movie morale lessons, The Hannah Montana Movie is a pleasing, warm story that young children will enjoy...especially for those already fans of the TV series. The acting is fair at best and even a little tough to watch at times, but no one involved ever really set out to make an Oscar Award winning blockbuster here, right?

It was just really nice to cuddle up with my daughter (again and again...and again), appreciate the joy the movie was bringing her and listen to her sing along to the songs. Heck, I caught myself singing along with Back to Tennesse, Miley's Dad's song in the movie.

So if you have a little girl that's a fan of Miley Cyrus or the Disney series she stars in, The Hannah Montana movie will be enjoyed thoroughly. As for me, well...while not the best movie I've seen this year, I'm happy to sit through it with my little girl as many times going forward as she asks me to...and I hope it's a lot of times!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing big screen-adaptation of Hannah Montana June 2 2010
By Dan-Fabian Parra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Blu-ray
If there should ever appear a list over the most unnecessary movies ever made, "Hannah Montana The Movie" would definitively top that one. Believe it or not, but these words comes from a former "Hannah Montana" fan. From a objective standpoint, this movie makes a safe and decent family entertainment. Decent, not great. It seems as the good folks at Disney has finally realized that parents are ought to follow their kids to the theaters and has made a film that is bearable to them, too. But one thing is to make a film which appeal to all ages, another thing is make a coherent and compelling movie. With the latter, "Hannah Montana TM" fails completely. Sure, a coherent movie wasn't expected from such a cheesy concept as "Hannah Montana", but the movie also turns back to the series spirit and strips away the good components of the show; the likeable characters, the humor and the great music. Beware that there might be a slight spoilers below...

On the positive side, despite some slapstick moments, "Hannah Montana TM" appears as surprisingly more mature than expected, which is admirable on it's own. The dialogue is surprisingly good and the film has a few enjoyable moments, as the energetic opening, the shoe-fight with Tyra Banks, the Hoedown-throwdown and Miley's back-and-forward running between her dinner at the Tennessee major and her love interest, Travis (Lucas Till). The few scenes between Miley and her grandmother Ruby (Margo Martindale) gives the film weight and most of the acting is quite decent, too. Miley Cyrus may not be the greatest or most charismatic actress out there, but she has screen presence and pulls off the funny and emotional moments well. The most noteworthy of the rest of the cast is the likeable Lucas Till. This is a movie adaptation of a show where you don't need to have seen the series to know what the concept is about.

Unfortunately, the rest of the movie isn't much to brag about. In one of the interviews on the disc, director Peter Chelsom declares that he got this movie exactly as he wanted it be. Well, such a statement makes me doubt about Chelsom's visions as a director. After seeing the film, it seems that he haven't been sure of which movie to make. All the different components feels separate and doesn't flow well together as a whole.

Most of the humor is slapstick and is provided by the stupid and obnoxious British reporter Oswald Ranger (Peter Gunn), which feels forced and out of place. But with the exception of slapstick sequences, "Hannah Montana TM" is absent of any real humor. Jackson (Jason Earles), who's one of the funniest characters on the show because of his lines and charismatic personality, is only present to provide slapstick. Lilly (Emily Osment) has no a purpose on the film or has barely a funny line and Oliver (Mitchel Musso) and Rico (Moises Arias) has been reduced to cameos. Even Billy Ray Cyrus as Miley's on-screen dad, which despite the lack of acting skills provides a likeable father figure on the show, appears as generic in the movie.

The screenplay is based on a worn-out "discover your roots and get a better person" storyline. It would have been a nice lesson to children if the film had a final conclusion that actually made sense, but the unclear ending is one of the reasons that makes you wonder if this film even had a purpose. But there are a lot of things that doesn't make sense; one of them is the notion that no' one is able to see that Miley and Hannah are the same person. Yes, this has been pointed out by many reviewers, but at least in the show the notion makes more sense, since Miley doesn't surround herself with the same people that she does on her school. In the film, Miley surrounds herself with the same people all the time. How can they not tell them apart? Or easier said; How can nobody (even Oswald) recognize Miley's voice as Hannah during the "Hoedown Throwdown" sequence?

The film has several plot holes, but also with several subplots, which doesn't always flows in with the cohesiveness of the main plot (as with Jackson's subplot, which is barely present, but mostly ignored). At least Miley's secret gets discovered in this film, after the peppy running back-and-forward sequence. The mood fades and so does actually the rest of the film, which just feels wrapped up and just becomes incredibly sentimental. As Miley and her fellow casts funny attitudes fits perfectly on a frisky TV show, they just appears as extremely misplaced in a drama. Watching them on a serious concept, is just as seeing a bird without wings. And the several slow-motion shots comes off as superfluous and unnecessary.

And there's the music. One of the most enjoyable components of the "Hannah Montana" concept are the songs. Despite of them being mostly teen-pop, they're mostly catchy and listenable. But with the exception of "Let's Get Crazy", "Hoedown Throwdown" and Taylor Swift's "Crazier", the songs are disappointingly uninteresting and quite shallow. On the other hand, John Debney's score is his best work in recent years. And funny enough, Swift manages to outshine Cyrus as a performer on her brief cameo.

This movie was released in the middle of the third season of the show and could have been a practical way to end the series. But Disney has already ordered for a final, fourth season. So the question is; Was this movie really necessary? The answer is no! This movie doesn't add anything to the plot or develops it's characters! It adds absolutely nothing to the "Hannah Montana" conmcept and it's just a big waste time and money. And it's just a proof how far Disney is willing to market their products for cash and for what it's worth.

BONUS FEATURES
Despite of a mediocre movie, the DVD contains a quite few of entertaining bonus features. First up is a Audio Commentary by director Peter Chelsom. Most of the time, Chelsom provides an informative and listenable commentary. Although he doesn't cover up the biggest plot holes and repeats himself a few times during the track, it's still worth a listen, despite of his movie turned out to be crummy one (at least for my taste).

Next up is four deleted scenes. After a 41 second intro from Chelsom, we get "Jackson: I 'm Pretending to be at University" (4:31), "How Are We Gonna Get Hannah Down to Crowley Corners?" (1:37), "Oswald and the Hannah wigs" (2:25) and "Oswald, the Ostrich and the Alligator" (1:20). All of these clips has brief intro's by Chelsom, which tells about why they got deleted. With the exception of "How Are We Gonna Get Hannah Down to Crowley Corners?", which is a nice scene where Miley plays guitar in a hammock, it's easy to see why the other scenes were deleted. And if Jackson's subplot explanation was deleted, why did the parts of the subplot survived in the final movie?

Next up is "I Should Have Gone to Film School" (15:15). Hosted by Jason Earles (Jackson), the clip is a frisky and fast-paced "Making off"-featurette, which contains short interviews with the cast and crew. Despite a few misplaced cartoony sound effects, the short still reveals some interesting trivia about general movie making and Earles' sympathetic personality makes the short an overall interesting watch.

"Find Your Way Back Home" (15:00) is my favorite of the bonus features, which is basically a tour guide with Miley Cyrus and her mom Tish through their hometown Franklin in Tennessee (and a brief short with Billy Ray Cyrus bragging about Tennessee). It also follows Emily Osment (Lilly) in her hometown LA. A quite cute and energetic featurette, although is clearly that young Cyrus provides more energy and personality on-screen than Osment, which makes Cyrus' segments more enjoyable (at least for my taste)s.

The disc also includes a typical outtakes (3:48), Miley Cyrus' music video for the hit song "The Climb" (3:52) and "Blu Ray is Suite" (4:45) with Cole and Dylan Sprouse (from "The Suite Life" series), which is about Blu ray discs in general and seems to be an obligatory segment in every current Disney DVD/blu ray.

The "Hoedown Throwdown Experience" (14:39) is only available on the Blu ray Edition. The first five minutes are brief interviews with the cast and crew about the Hoedown Throwdown dance. Then we follow choreographer Jamal Sims and actors Mitchel Musso (Oliver) and Moises Arias (Rico) doing the dance step by step. A quite fun video and quite easy to follow.

In addition to "The Climb", the Blu-ray also includes several music videos; Billy Ray Cyrus' "Back To Tennessee" (4:22), Taylor Swift's "Crazier" (3:15), Hannah Montana's "Let's Get Crazy" (2:59), Rascal Flats' "Bless this Broken Road" (4:17), plus the movie sequences of "The Climb" (4:06) and "You'll Always Find the Way Back Home" (3:51). Why the latter numbers were included as segments in the Video section, is a remarkable question, considering that the numbers can already be seen in the final movie. Otherwise, with the exception of the former version of "The Climb" and "Back to Tennessee", the videos are in High Definition and includes several clips from the film.

OVERALL REVIEW

The blu ray provides a nice, clear picture and a sharp sound. The Bonus features are overall mostly enjoyable, but unfortunately the same can't be said about the movie itself - at least for my taste. Perhaps Chelsom had the time of his life by making this film (as he stated in the Audio Commentary), but I didn't had the time of my life by watching this movie, which could have been better if it were in the hands of an other director. So it all depends on what you're looking for; If you're looking for a film to please the Hannah fans, this movie is a success. If you're looking for a G-rated film that the whole family can watch safely together, this movie will fit the bill. But if you're looking for a movie adaption which is equal to it's series, "Hannah Montana TM" may disappoint. Although most of the Hannah fans has warmly embraced this movie, my suggestion is rather to check out the show, you'll have more fun watching that.


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