‘The Last Song’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
Do you ever really forget your first heartbreak? A father and daughter’s mutual love of music helps the estranged due reconnect.
Based on best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks’ (A Walk to Remember, The Notebook) recently published novel, The Last Song is set in a small Southern beach town where an estranged father (Greg Kinnear) gets a chance to spend the summer with his reluctant teenaged daughter (Miley Cyrus), who’d rather be home in New York. He tries to reconnect with her through the only thing they have in common, music, in a story of family, friendship, secrets and salvation, along with first loves and second chances.
Since this isn’t a Christian film, we won’t be adding it to CFDb, but it does have it’s special moments. Here were some highlights:
- The scene where she finds the sea turtle eggs. This is the moment her true self comes through…not more act.
- The revelation that a lot of times it is an act that teens put on. Deep down inside they do really love their family.
- Some moments of great humor.
- We all mess up, but we are supposed to forgive and move on. That was the only part that was similar to Christianity.
- The girl’s decision to stay with her dad.
There is a light cussword in this one, but nothing else objectionable. The main theme that stood out to me was that we all need purpose in our lives. When we find a purpose, no matter what our age is, it changes our character into something more meaningful.
Watching Miley Cyrus in this film caused me to think about how she needs a purpose in her life again. When we watch these movies and we see people in them that we know are struggling, please take the time to say at least 1 prayer for them. They need our prayers, just as we need other people’s prayers too.
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