The Last Song
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Based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks' forthcoming novel, "The Last Song" is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter, who'd rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common -- music -- in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here's the revelation: Miley Cyrus is a really interesting movie star in the making, with an intriguing echo-of-foghorn speaking voice, and a scuffed-up tomboyish physicality (in the Kristen Stewart mode) that sets her apart from daintier girls."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Sadly, without a single note of originality, Last Song is an awfully long and tiresome tune."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
"A predictable but sweet old-fashioned teen romance."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"The latest in a growing number of weepy films based on Nicholas Sparks novels that don't come anywhere close to The Notebook."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"As a vehicle to extend the Miley Cyrus $$$billion$$$ dollar phenomenon of pre-teen fandom into a young adult starlet of seventeen, no production value was denied. But it ain't this year's discovery!"
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Anyone but Cyrus fans will find this one of the more inferior Sparks adaptations -- and yes, that includes Nights in Rodanthe."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"The movie moves Ms. Cyrus from where she was to more or less where she and her handlers wanted to be, and Mr. Kinnear's musician father, Steve, adds a generous measure of grace."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Cyrus and Hemsworth... represent some kind of theoretical low for how terrible two romantic leads can be, together and separately."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"This film is kind of a brilliant move on the part of the Cyrus Corporation."
‑ Dave White,
"A melodrama that's aimed at teen girls, but the cinematography and performances make it palatable for others as well--if you don't mind someone toying with your emotions."
‑ James Plath,
"It's like Dante and Beatrice all over again, with the Georgia coast standing in for Paradise."
‑ Mary F. Pols, MSN Movies
"So bad it makes The Notebook look like Casablanca."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"It's an entire season's worth of a teen soap opera crammed into a feature film."
‑ John Gholson, Cinematical
"How do I find thee ridiculous, The Last Song? Let me count the ways...[Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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