cross-posted from A Catholic View
warning: possible spoilers
Written by Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song is about a teenager, Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and her younger brother spending a summer with their father Steven, who is divorced from their mother. Ronnie is angry with her father for leaving. For the first half-hour or so, she is actually hard to watch. While there, Ronnie meets Will, and they start dating. There are several factors such as her friend and his friends and family, which complicate things. There are a couple of touching moments: Ronnie and Will spend the night on the beach to protect turtle eggs that haven't hatched, and Steve and his son make a new stained-glass window for the church. Steve also writes a song for Ronnie, who hasn't played the piano in years.
My problem with the movie is the characters: most of them are dysfunctional in some way.
It is a wholesome story; there is no objectionable content or language. It is also an engaging story, but unfortunately it is overwhelmed by the characters.
The Last Song opens March 31.