The Last Song is another melodramatic Nicholas Sparks book being transformed for the big screen. Liam Hemsworth, a hot and steamy actor, and Miley Cyrus, formerly Hannah Montana, a teen idolized by millions of girls, made this a movie definitely targeted towards teenage girls. The Notebook, Dear John, A Walk to Remember, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, and The Last Song all have a lot in common: they start off with an intense love story, and then in some way tragedy strikes that splits the lovebirds apart. I cannot think of one Nicholas Sparks’ novel where the plot did not revolve around a romance and then suffer a major loss. Even if you thought The Last Song looked stupid, Miley Cyrus was in it, and that made seeing this teen blockbuster film a must.
The acting in The Last Song gave the movie a very believable plot. Miley Cyrus had to portray a gothic, slightly grungy teen, which isn’t too different then her off-screen persona hence she didn’t have much trouble playing the role. She plays the part with genuine raw emotion. Ronnie, played by Miley Cyrus, faces many realistic situations throughout the movie and her reactions to them appear extremely sincere and honest. Whether it is falling in love, experiencing a tragedy, or fighting with her family she is able to portray her character in a way that many teenagers can relate to. Liam Hemsworth, with his looks alone, does a good job of living up to the expectations of his character. Liam and Miley together did a superb job of portraying two young adults who are falling madly in love with each other and who have experienced the absolute worst tragedies life can bring.
The location of where the movie takes place is very intriguing. The view you see while standing on the deck of the beach house is picture perfect. From Liam Hemsworth, to the beautiful beach, my eyes did not want to leave the screen. All Nicholas Sparks movies are picturesque, and The Last Song is no different.
“When I Look at you” by Miley Cyrus was the song played in the trailer for the movie. This song definitely hyped up the movie and made people want to see it. After hearing it on the radio only a few times and watching the trailer on the TV, I memorized basically the whole song.
The Last Song encompasses love, tragedy and forgiveness. The acting made it a believable and enjoyable plot. However, the song is what sticks out the most. You can only imagine the audience’s reaction when the song finally began to play at the very end of the movie.