The Last Song Synopsis
A man tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter through their shared love of music.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The three parallel love stories of daughter and dad, girlfriend and boyfriend, sister and brother, are nicely handled. Robinson is a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And here's the revelation: Miley Cyrus is a really interesting movie star in the making, with an intriguing echo-of-foghorn speaking voice,...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I like Miley Cyrus. I like her in spite of the fact that she's been packaged within an inch of her life. I look forward to the day when she...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Takes a sharp turn for the better when Ronnie and a poor big rich boy played by Liam Hemsworth fall in love.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A more convincing star could make this a degree more tolerable, although in Cyrus’s defense not much more.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
All the obvious elements combine to manipulate the audience into a weepy time at the movies -- again.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie so deftly mixes sentimentality, romance and bathos in just the right measures that her fans and maybe new ones will enjoy the new...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So who was the movie really made for? Mostly, it seems, for Cyrus herself, who needed to take the first, hesitant step in another direction.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The bottom line here is that Cyrus is ghastly in The Last Song, bad not just in one or two ways, but in all kinds of ways.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The only tragedy you'll face is paying good money to this swill.
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Pros and Cons seem to be the best....

By lovestalentmoviefan
....way to sum up my review for this. PROS.1)Great moment for the first kiss.Unique and impressive. 2)Ending for the couple was better than Dear John's. 3)Convincing acting on the part of Kinnear and...

By AbiMarks

Very humdrum movie

By birac
It could have been so much more if the dad and Ronnie had more scenes together,and if Ronnie had been another actress. Great first kiss! Liked the little brother. I think this was just too rushed in...

Kinnear and Coleman worth spending money to see

By keatsgirl
I just think Sparks movies are too formulaic. Two leads were not very good actors. But I understand that ooh...Miley Cyrus lovers will all say this is awesome. You can definitely wait for dvd,but if...

Not being a 'tween' girl i hope this is objective

I liked the acting in Cyrus's HannahMontana movie. Thought the cheesiness in that role just went with Hannah series (never saw tv show). Here,though, I have to say she has a long way to go acting...

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By cswil08
I saw this movie after reading the book, and while the book is my favorite one that I've read in years, the movie still impressed me. It did a really good job of taking the important elements from the...

this movie was a lot like my experience with Twilight...

By meeshepeede
The movie leaves out a lot of important scenes from the book that I think would have helped develop the characters in the movie and the relationships among them. I feel like the relationship between...

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By 94E6-B89GFE-5A46
I was blown away! As I was waiting for the film to begin i noticed that ALL of those entering the theater were teenagers (all girls) and young mothers with very small children! I thought I really...

2 stars

By rebhering
Be is like EVERY other movie by Nicholas Sparks. The main character is in a "real-life" scenarios where she has a complete change of view (round character) who goes through a variety of...

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By mecheflores
My daughters loved the movie. They cried.......

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Rated PG | For sensuality, thematic material, some violence and mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Sweet Miley Cyrus drama depicts first love, family troubles.
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