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Miley Cyrus' The Last Song holds up against Titans and Dragons

In the hyper-competitive world of box office draw, The Last Song has already covered its $20 million budget by pulling in a respectable $25 million over the first weekend of release. It has come in fourth behind expected number one Clash of the Titans, number two Why Did I Get Married Too? (produced by Mr. Money in the Bank Tyler Perry) and number three, the mega budget ($165 million) DreamWorks production How to Train Your Dragon.  

Promotional poster for The Last Song
Buena Vista

Anyone wondering if Miley Cyrus AKA Hanna Montana could make the transition to the big screen should consider the nature of The Last Song. It is a heartfelt father daughter movie with a title that conjures up images of curling up in bed and looking out a rainy window ... not exactly faire that lights up the box office.

Stars making the transition from other mediums to the big screen are often judged harshly and can quickly become stigmatized into oblivion (See Ray Ramano – Welcome to Mooseport). But Miley has passed the test with a genre that is traditionally not box office friendly and now fans of the multi-faceted pop star can exhale in relief.

The Last Song tells the story of a young woman who is estranged from her father following her parents divorce. The father, a former concert pianist, now lives a quiet artist’s life on Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia. The young woman decides to join her father on the island with the hopes of healing their relationship.

It is a touching tale and one should not dismiss the power of a good story, but there are many good stories that never see the light of day. In this case, it appears Miley Cyrus is the X factor that has given The Last Song life.
 

Comments

  • Mr M 4 years ago

    This is well deserved result for MIley Cyrus and the cast of The Last Song film.

    Many of the critics have not been very kind to Miley or this film so it's good to see that the actual film-goers have had their say on this. If you see a critique on this film you don't agree with then leave a comment and criticise the critic, so the message gets out.

    The Last Song is not for everyone but there are many more people that will find this film well worth watching than the critics would have you believe. Miley definitely has talent and deserves to progress so go out and watch it to show your support.

    And Miley if you, (we know you don't read web pages about yourself), so more likely one of your PR people get to read this comment - here's an idea for you: if the Last Song film exceeds it's budgeted gross then why not donate part of this excess to a good cause, it's been done before with Hannah Montana concerts so could be done again here.

    Well done Miley, The Last Song and all the

  • Mr M 4 years ago

    To add to the previous comment - not all the critics are off-target with their reviews on the Last Song if you read the one at tv.com (sorry - cant put the link into this comment) and you will get a much better idea of what the film is really about.

  • Auntie Katie 4 years ago

    ya, all the 11 year old tween girls are going to see it....big deal, i took my 10 year old niece and i was the oldest one there, besides some moms and a couple of dads who could not wait for the movie to be over. Like me. And the reviews are right, she can not act her way out of paper bag.

  • sksks 4 years ago

    i went to go to see the film yesterday.I am 34 and i have to say that i dont see why miley is getting so slaughtered by the critics. I thought for her age and experience she was quite good.Not brilliant, however not bad at all. I thought she portrayed the character of ronnie very well and i dont see what all the fuss is about. Yeah sure, she was not amazing but what else would you expect from a 17 year old ? I have to say the film was very emotional and i did shed a few tears. The storyline is very moving and a has all the twists and turns you would expect for in a film. I would certainly recommend for everyone to watch the film.

  • Miley fan for life! 4 years ago

    THE LAST SONG WAS INCREDIBLE! I WENT TO SEE IT OPENIN DAY AT 11:50AM! THATS HOW EXCITED I WAS AND IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!! I STILL CANT GET OVER IIT! I COULD WATCH THAT MOVIE DAY AND NIGHT<33 MILEY CYRUS IS AN INCREDIBLE ACTRESS!NO WONDER SHE WON BEST MOVIE ACTRESS ON THE KCAS! MILEY NAILED THE ROLE!ITS WHAT BROUGHT THE MOVIE TO LIFE! I CRIED 3 TIMES..IT WAS JUST WOW!..HAHA MY RATEIN TOWARDS IT.. 100/10!!! I RECOMEND EVERYONE TO SEE IT!!!! PEOPLE WHO ARE CRITICIZIN MILEY AND THE MOVIE.. IF YOU GUYS DONT LIKE IT..YOU GUYS DONT KNOW GOOD MOVIES..ESPECIALLY THE PARENTS! IT WAS A LIFE TOUCHIN MOVIE THAT WAS INSPIRIN..IT COULD WELL HAPPEN WITH YOUR KIDS.IM AN 18YR OLD..THAT WENT TO SEE THE MOVIE WITH SOME FRIENDS INCLUDIN AN 11YR OLD AND THEY LOVED IT..STOP SLAMMIN MILEY..YOU GUYS ARE NEVER SATISFIED..LIKE MILEY SAID"YOU DONT LIKE ME,DONT WATCH ME, IM NOT FORCING YOU" THAT WHAT YOU GUYS SHOULD DO.FOR MILEYS AGE SHES TALENTED,BRIGHT AND JUST AMAZIN! SEE THE LAST SONG!!YOU WONT REGRET IT!

  • bobbie-lee 4 years ago

    hey miley you see you

  • bobbie-lee 4 years ago

    see miley good you ok thesex i love you

  • she can't act 4 years ago

    to sksks, you are SUPPOSEDLY 34, (which i doubt) and you went to a miley cyrus movie...give me a break, you are probably a lying 12 year old. IF you are 34 and went to see this movie, and are a miley cyrus fan, you need to grow up and you have mental issues.
    she really can not act, i can tell that by watching Hannah Montana with my step-daughter. Who is 8 years old BTW.

  • hailey 4 years ago

    im your bggest fan ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!