“Dear John” hasn’t even left theaters yet and already another Nicholas Sparks adaptation is headed to cinemas.
“The Last Song” tells the story of Ronnie Miller (Miley Cyrus), a 17-year-old whose anger about her parents’ divorce lingers on three years after their separation. Her father (Greg Kinnear) moved from New York City to the Georgia coast, and despite Ronnie’s objections, her mother (Kelly Preston) decides it would be in Ronnie’s best interest to spend the summer reconnecting with her dad.
Ronnie’s father is a former concert pianist, and he passed his love of music on to her. They gradually begin to rebuild their relationship through their mutual love of music, and Ronnie experiences romantic love for the first time when she meets Will (Liam Hemsworth), a beach volleyball player and aquarium volunteer.
Like other film adaptations of Sparks’ work (“Message in a Bottle,” “A Walk to Remember,” “The Notebook”), “The Last Song” is sure to be filled with lots of tears and plenty of romance, though the relationship between Ronnie and her father seems to be as important to this story as the relationship between Ronnie and Will.
If you like the other Sparks adaptations, you’ll probably find something to enjoy here. Cyrus seems to be using this movie as an opportunity to break away from her Disney persona, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the film appeals primarily to her tween and teen fan base. Personally, although I enjoyed “A Walk to Remember” and “The Notebook,” my extreme distaste for Cyrus is enough to keep me from checking out this latest tearjerker.
“The Last Song” opens March 31.
Source: Trailer Addict
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