The Last Song

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Miley Cyrus makes the jump from Hannah Montana to feature film star in The Last Song, a drama about a young girl angry because of the divorce of her parents. She and her brother must stay with her dad (played by Greg Kinnear) during the summer, an arrangement made more palatable to her when she finds potential romance with a local brainy mechanic/naturalist. Really.

ClearPlay In Action!

The PG-rated Last Song was never big on risqué scenes and harsh language, but ClearPlay is still called into action to clean up some scenes of teen sensuality and a smattering of profanity. There’s still a lot of teen kissing, as well as a serious plot turn that deals with death, so you might want to consider not including younger viewers who aren’t ready to deal with those themes.

Will The Last Song be music to my ears?…

Unfortunately, there’s no ClearPlay setting for predictability and sentimentality. The Last Song hits all the expected notes, and though some are on pitch, many fall flat. Cyrus doesn’t quite have the acting chops to pull off drama, and though Kinnear is very appealing as the dad, his character is so saintly you wonder why he isn’t transfigured in the church he’s helping to restore. All that said, The Last Song is still professionally enough packaged to work on its most basic level as a romantic tearjerker, especially for Miley fans.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Baritone
Rated PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language.; 107 min; Directed By Julie Anne Robinson
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