Miley Cyrus shines as the star of this heartwarming coming-of-age movie that will strike your emotional chords. Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (DEAR JOHN, THE NOTEBOOK), THE LAST SONG follows Ronnie (Cyrus) and her estranged father as he tries to restore the loving relationship they once had. But reconnecting with his rebellious daughter isn't easy, so he chooses the one thing they still have in common -- music. Complete with not-to-be missed bonus features -- the Miley Cyrus music video "When I Look At You," exclusive interviews with the actress and more -- this uplifting and touching drama about family, first loves and second chances is a heartfelt story you won't soon forget.
This romantic tearjerker from writer Nicholas Sparks (Dear John
, The Notebook
) can be formulaic at times, but it stays interesting thanks to pacing and snappy dialogue. Miley Cyrus sulks through The Last Song
as troubled teen Ronnie, who resents her father (Greg Kinnear) for divorcing Mom (Kelly Preston) and leaving the family. A piano prodigy, Ronnie refuses to play after her father leaves, and she snubs admission to Julliard. Ronnie and her wisecracking brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman) are sent to spend the summer with their father in a small Georgia beach town. Handsome townie Will (Liam Hemsworth) strikes up a tense relationship with Ronnie and, true to romance formula, they fall in love. Ronnie softens her attitude and the ice between father and daughter begins to melt away. But Dad has a tragic secret, and in the end, music helps Ronnie open her heart and heal. Cyrus gives a predictable performance as the all-attitude Ronnie, but she's helped along by Coleman's cute-little-brother shtick (which can be a bit heavy-handed, but the youngster is a scene-stealer). Veteran actors Preston and Kinnear are one-dimensional, but The Last Song
is a harmless teen romance--who's watching the adults, anyway? --Francine Ruley
Âgée de 17 ans, Ronnie est une adolescente rebelle depuis le divorce de ses parents et surtout le départ de son père pour la Georgie. Lorsque sa mère l'envoie chez lui pour les vacances d'été, tout commence mal et un mur semble s'être dressé entre le père et sa fille. Mais elle va rencontrer le séduisant Will avec qui elle va redécouvrir le piano, une passion qu'elle avait abandonnée après la séparation de ses parents. Grâce à la musique, elle va ainsi se rapprocher de Will et surtout, renouer enfin avec son père...