Review | The Last Song

Credit: Sam Emerson/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Opens: Wednesday 3/31

Us Rating: *1/2

Pouty NYC teen Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) spends a summer in a Southern beach town with her estranged dad (Greg Kinnear), and along the way, falls for a local (real-life beau Liam Hemsworth). The family drama is overstuffed with twists, tragedies (including a character who gets cancer) and one tortured expression of love after another. While Cyrus holds her own--she fights, she kisses, she cries big tears--every plot turn can be anticipated, and every confrontation ends in hugs. Ugh!

--Thelma Adams