I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I jumped on the opportunity to see a press screening of Nicholas Sparks’ latest movie adaptation, ‘The Last Song.’ Yes it stars Miley Cyrus and yes it’s a film that essentially shows Cyrus falling in love with her current real-life main-squeeze, Liam Hemsworth–but I didn’t care. I went anyway. After all, I like ‘The Notebook’ a lot. I even kind of like ‘A Walk to Remember.’
Greg Kinnear’s acting as dear-ole-dad saves the film, at least as much as Kinnear can save a canned, predictable weepie a la Sparks starring Cyrus and her beau. The second half of the movie is better than the first–but be warned: also typical Sparks, prepare for tragic death.
One last confession: I shed tears. I did. I couldn’t help myself. Thank goodness the theater was dark. You will too if you go. In theaters March 31st.