The Last Song Reviews

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November 15, 2019
A story of life, death, transition, growth and above all, love of family, it is impossible not to be swept into the emotion and heart of The Last Song.
August 13, 2018
It has too many verses and dramatic flourishes, including more than a few eye-rolling embellishments, but The Last Song hits enough right notes to induce laughter, tears and fond feelings toward families and first loves.
December 25, 2012
A predictable but sweet old-fashioned teen romance.
September 7, 2011
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.
May 6, 2010
Novelist Sparks turns screenwriter with this film, which combines his usual themes (beaches, grieving teens, cancer) as a vehicle for Cyrus to put her childhood career behind her. It's exactly what we expect, but it's also fairly watchable.
April 30, 2010
While it's quite watchable, The Last Song doesn't feel like a film that's been made so much as assembled from standard teen movie clichés.
April 29, 2010
Honest and disarming, although with the obligatory Sparks pathos.
April 29, 2010
It's pretty watchable, mainly thanks to strong performances from Kinnear and Coleman. Cyrus, sadly, fails to convey a broken heart.
April 29, 2010
The jury is still out on Cyrus's ability to sustain her screen career over the longer term, but this is respectable enough as a first step in that direction.
April 28, 2010
Watchable drama that never strays too far from the Nicholas Sparks formula but succeeds thanks to likeable performances from Miley Cyrus and Greg Kinnear.
April 25, 2010
The Last Song ultimately proves to be a far more engaging piece of work than the viewer might've initially suspected.
April 10, 2010
The ending is contrived, it's true. But I had a good time getting there in Nicholas Sparks' 'The Last Song.'
April 10, 2010
Movies made from Nicholas Sparks' books often have their nice moments and their moments where the sentimentality goes overboard.
April 7, 2010
This being a Nicholas Sparkes' project you know that there will be sentiment galore, a teary finale, romance and reconciliation. So no surprises here. But there are a couple of elements that add a bit of ballast to this film.
April 6, 2010
A typical Sparks tearjerker but with more depth and emotion; Cyrus is fine in the lead role.
April 3, 2010
Cyrus does not disappoint her fans and makes a smooth transition from comedy to drama. The movie's main drawback is that it compresses everything, leaving no breathing room in its under two-hour running time. Those wishing to spend more time with the cha
April 2, 2010
Cyrus manages to make you forget the broad slapstick she plays as Disney's poster girl and instead conveys genuine adolescence surliness.
April 2, 2010
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.
March 31, 2010
[Cyrus is] believable as Ronnie partly because she, too, is 17 and at a crossroads in her life.
March 31, 2010
Cyrus' acting ability makes Veronica's emotional make-over work.
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