Bring the tissues. It sounds like a cliché, but every girl knows when it comes to Nicholas Sparks, they are a necessity.
His newest novel to hit the big screen, The Last Song, may have movie goers sniffling more than his previous ones.
Most fans already know that Miley Cyrus stars in the film and almost all already have some opinion of her, but, whether they like her or not, they should go in with an open mind. She suits the role surprisingly well.
Cyrus plays Ronnie, a bitter piano prodigy from New York, who is sent to spend the summer in Georgia with her estranged father Steve (Greg Kinnear, Little Miss Sunshine) and brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman, Martian Child).
While she has been accepted to Julliard, she refuses to go or even play to spite her father with whom she previously shared her passion.
Her mother Kim (Kelly Preston, From Paris with Love), no longer knows how to handle her daughter’s rebellious nature.
Upon arrival at her father’s house, Ronnie immediately tries to distance herself from her family.
Instantly a standout as she walks on the beach in black clothing and army boots, Ronnie stumbles upon a carnival and beach volleyball tournament.
Local, good-looking Will (Liam Hemsworth) makes an impression when he spills a milkshake on her.
Circumstances bring them together, and while they seem an odd pair at first, they find themselves falling in love. As with any relationship, there are obstacles.
Cyrus manages to do a good job of portraying her emotions toward Hemsworth and her father.
Her quirky attributes like an under bite make her stand out among other, more polished actresses her age, who might not have done justice to the part.
The age of the character she plays might help too since Cyrus herself is only 17. This allows her to add some of her own emotions into the mix, making her more genuine for the part.
Undoubtedly, Cyrus has help from the acting skills of Kinnear. He plays his role with such emotion, which helps bring out a little more than Hannah Montana would have been capable of on her own.
What makes the movie different is that it is not just about teenage love, but about the bond between a father and daughter.
The film will make viewers both laugh and cry.
The movie receives 3 out of 5 stars for its heartwarming nature.