The Last Song (2010) Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Liam Hemsworth, Hallock Beals, Kelly Preston, Nick Lashaway, Carly Chaikin Movie Review

The Last Song (2010)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The Last Song (2010)

Getting Goofy

Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) is not overly happy about spending summer with her dad, Steve (Greg Kinnear - Flash of Genius), and her little brother, Jonah (Bobby Coleman - Snowmen), as she blames her father for leaving her mum. But not long after arriving she meets Will Blakeless (Liam Hemsworth - Love and Honor) and despite trying to act cool and uninterested end up dating, despite there being a series of issues when it comes to others interfering in their relationship. But a disaster leads to Ronnie's life being turned upside down.

So for the first two thirds "The Last Song" plays out like so many romantic dramas do, a girl is forced to spend summer with her estranged father and has to try hard to act mean and moody as really she is a nice person but is annoyed that her parents got divorced. On top of that we have the handsome local lad who has the patience of a saint to break down the resistance of the girl although of course his family and other girl's who fancy him cause a few issues along the way. As such we have Miley Cyrus looking beautiful, before she changed her image, and Liam Hemsworth dropping loads of goofy smiles with the two working well together.

But of course "The Last Song" is a Nicholas Sparks movie, he wrote the screenplay and then adapted it into the novel, and as such we have that grim reaper element where you simply know that someone isn't going to make it to the end of the movie or at least there is going to be a major tragedy. And as is always the case this gives the movie that weepy, tear jerker element although with this being a romantic drama aimed at a teen audience I wouldn't say it has the same level of tragedy as some of the movies adapted from Sparks' other novels.

What this all boils down to is that "The Last Song" is a good romantic drama which whilst you could say is textbook Nicholas Sparks is also pleasant for fans of the romantic tragedy style storylines you get from Sparks.

Tags: Nicholas Sparks