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Von: DampPanties (lilhornie@yahoo.com) [Profil]
Datum: 31.03.2010 21:02
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Maybe she'll retract her "Done with Hannah Montana" in-your-face
boast, and do Hannah until she's like 30!

You know her equally slightly-talented father will keep her working --
after all, she's been HIS cash cow almost from her birth!

"Movie review: 'The Last Song' "

Starring Miley Cyrus

By Dan Kois
Wednesday, March 31, 2010; C02

"The Last Song," starring Miley Cyrus, is based on a novel by Nicholas
Sparks, which means that its title might as well be "There Will Be
Tears." Just like "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle,"
"The Last
Song" hews closely enough to the patented Sparks mix of romance and
bathos that tears will flow as copiously in the audience as they do on-

But it's less clear whether "The Last Song" can succeed in making a
viable grown-up movie actress out of Cyrus, the star of Disney's
"Hannah Montana" franchise.

Here, Cyrus tries on some black outfits and a bad attitude to play
troubled teen Ronnie Miller. Fresh from a shoplifting arrest at home
in New York, Ronnie is shipped, along with her little brother, to
their father's beach house in some alternative version of Georgia
where no one has a Southern accent. You may not think an idyllic
summer at the beach sounds like much of a punishment, but Ronnie sure
does, and spends the movie's first half-hour yelling at her dad (Greg
Kinnear) and staring out at the sea while plaintive guitar-pop plays
on the soundtrack.

Salvation comes, of course, in the form of a boy -- in this case,
hunky Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth). We know he's perfect for her
because he quotes Tolstoy and is just damaged enough to trigger
Ronnie's rescue impulses. The summer romance moves so fast that a mere
two scenes after a swoony first kiss at sunset, Will is writing
"FOREVER" on Ronnie's Chuck Taylors.

And it's no spoiler to anyone who's seen a Nicholas Sparks movie that,
soon afterward, someone gets sick and eventually dies. Veteran Sparks
fans, in fact, will have Kleenex at the ready, seeking out clues: a
glimpsed prescription, or that first pre-tubercular cough.

Cyrus's Everygirl charm is honed to a fine point by years as a Disney
star, but she's not nearly enough of a natural actress to pull off the
emotional whip cracks the story puts Ronnie through.

Will "The Last Song" resonate with a certain generation of young women
the way, say, "The Notebook" has endured? I'm not so sure. The
audience I saw it with responded with as many giggles as sniffles.
It's not hard to make a sad, satisfying movie out of the ingredients
assembled here: final hugs, brave smiles, crying kids and piano
tributes. But it is hard to make a good one.

[Kois is a freelance writer.]


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