For the past few days I have been watching a different Nicholas Sparks movie leading up to the release of The Lucky One on August 28, 2012. I was reviewing each movie in sequence from the date of release. I got two movies mixed up. I should have posted about Nights in Rodanthe tonight, not The Last Song. Sorry about that.
I noticed that The Notebook was on ABC Family this evening. I just watched the movie again yesterday.
I have to admit that I watched The Lucky One today too. I was going to hold off until the 28th when it’s officially released, but I couldn’t wait that long. I’ll write my review on the day of release.
When I first heard that Miley Cyrus was staring in The Last Song I had mixed feelings about it. I don’t consider her a fabulous actress. I was never a fan of her show either. Since I do like Nicholas Sparks films I gave The Last Song a chance.
The Last Song stars Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Helmsworth (Miley’s real life fiance) and Kelly Preston.
Ronnie (Cyrus) is sent along with her younger brother to spend the summer with her estranged father Steve Miller (Kinnear). Steve lives in a small beach town.
Ronnie has no intention of spending any time with her father. They have has their “issues” and she resents even being made to spend the summer with him.
One day Ronnie meets a handsome young local boy name Will (Helmsworth). Will is instantly smitten with Ronnie, but Ronnie has no interest in finding any joy during her summer visit.
On the beach near Ronnie’s father’s home it’s discovered that there is a nest of baby sea turtles. To protect them from the sea gulls Ronnie camps out on the beach to keep watch over them. It just so happens that Will works with a local aquarium and knows a thing or two about sea life and he ends up watching over the turtles with her.
Friendship leads to romance as Ronnie and Will fall in love with one another. With Will’s encouragement Ronnie tries to get back into something she used to be very passionate about – music. Music is something that she shared with her father before their special bond was broken. It’s through music that Ronnie and her father are able to reconnect, but with all Nicolas Sparks movies, something tragic must happen.
I won’t go into anymore detail because I want you to see the movie if you already haven’t. Let’s just say that it’s a bit of a tear jerker and I didn’t expect the person to die the way they did.
This was an OK movie. It wasn’t my favorite Nicholas Sparks film but it was still enjoyable to watch. I think maybe this film appeals to the younger crowd. My teen daughter loves this movie. I think it’s because of Miley Cyrus and the fact that Liam Helmsworth is “eye candy”. Ha Ha.
I think it’s because I really couldn’t “connect” with the main character of Ronnie. She just seemed like an cold, obnoxious teen. I think I felt more for the father. He was trying to do his best to connect with his daughter and she fought him every step of the way.
The Last Song is available where ever movies are sold.
Here is the movie’s trailer. If you are reading this via e-mail you can see the trailer here, http://bit.ly/QElolW.
Have you seen The Last Song? What did YOU think of the film? I love to hear from my readers.
Tomorrow’s review will be the one that I was supposed to do today – Nights in Rodanthe. Followed by Dear John and then finally The Lucky One.
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