The Last Song stars Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and Greg Kinnear, and follows a troubled teenager as she reconnects with her estranged father and falls in love during a summer in a quiet Southern United States beach town. [17] Disney called Adam Shankman, director of A Walk to Remember,[20] who signed on to produce the potential Cyrus film along with his sister and Offspring Entertainment production company partner, Jennifer Gibgot. The next day, Will takes Ronnie to show her the aquarium where he works. [51] Still, Disney remained interested in North Carolina and offered to film there if the state would reduce the amount the company would save in Georgia, around $1 million, in half. "A Different Side of Me" by Allstar Weekend was also included on the soundtrack. During these events, he discussed writing both the novel and the screenplay. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect. ", "Filming for Miley Cyrus movie wraps up on Tybee Island", "Miley Movie: Church Scenes & Tybee Island Firefighters", "Miley Cyrus movie relocates to Georgia Tech's Savannah campus", "Local jazz band to perform in 'Last Song' wedding scene", "Miley Cyrus filming closes Wormsloe and Ferguson Ave", "Miley Cyrus Spotted Kissing Ausie Actor", "Behind-the-scenes on 'Song' as Cyrus Swims with Sharks", "Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta Caretta) 2009 Status Review Under the U.S. [42] Kelly Preston's part as Kim is the first role she has accepted since the death of her son, Jett Travolta. Directed by Anup … "[5] Sparks' experiences as a father and as a high-school track and field coach also helped shape the plot, and characters Jonah Miller and Will Blakelee are respectively based on Sparks' sons Landon and Miles. [52] "I was hopeful to say that it was coming and now I don't know that I'll get to say that," Perdue said. Eight have been adapted to films, including: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One, Safe Haven, and most recently The Longest Ride. In "The Last Song," based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, a restless teenager and her brother are sent to stay with their estranged father for the summer in his Southern beach town home. I think they could have chosen someone else besides Miley Cyrus, but she gives a solid performance as rebellious teen Ronnie. [43] After being introduced to Cal Johnson, the film's stunt coordinator, Adam Barnett landed the role of Teddy in May 2009 due to his previously developed talent in juggling and hackey sack. Marcus breaks up with Blaze because he wants Ronnie, which leads Will and him to fight at his sister Megan's wedding party. [73] Chaikin's character framed Cyrus' for stealing a watch on August 6. [42] On May 18, 2009, the decision to cast Greg Kinnear as Steve Miller was made final. The Last Song is a 2010 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks' 2009 novel of the same name. [48] The Motion Picture Association of America reviewed the film and issued it a PG rating for "thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language" three weeks later. [90] The following day, the film's trailer premiered online. Later on, Ronnie discovers a loggerhead sea turtle nest at the beach by her house, and while protecting it from raccoons, she meets Will again on his volunteer work for the aquarium. Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston star in the film that is set and filmed on the Georgia coast. In "The Last Song," the pier can be seen in the background during the carnival and volleyball tournament scenes. Film, television, and literature. USA, 2010, 103 min ... Kdo tenhle film film viděl a stejně dál tvrdí, že Miley Cyrus neumí hrát, má smůlu - nicméně my, kteří máme alespoň trochu citu pro objektivitu, to zkrátka uznat musíme. Instead, she decides to share with them the song she helped finish. [60] The two-story, six bedroom house was built by Adams' great-grandfather in 1918 and was made entirely out of hard pine wood with very few painted surfaces. for Happiness for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. [52] To determine the specific town, location scouts scoured the state for an aged, isolated, oceanfront property to use as the Miller family's home in the film. The Last Song. It can be a character itself in the movie. Watch the video for The Song Playing at the End of the Film of My Life from The Last Dinosaur's Hooray! Sparks noted, "She's got a fall music tour and then she's back filming Hannah Montana in the spring again. [21], In a June 2009 blog entry, Cyrus said she had "always been a fan of Nicholas Sparks" and that she had been waiting to do a production separate from the Hannah Montana franchise "for a long time", but had not found the time to do so due to her TV show, music, tours, and Hannah Montana: The Movie. [58], Location scouts had searched the entirety of Georgia for an aged, isolated, oceanfront property to use as a home for the Millers for nearly three months before scout Andy Young came across the "Adams Cottage" on the southern end of Tybee Island. Ronnie smiles and says "Hi, Daddy," remembering what she overheard her father tell Jonah earlier in the movie, that whenever light shines through the window, it is him. [32] Cyrus and Walt Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook discussed the film on September 11, 2009 at the first D23 Expo. She goes outside to see him and Will apologizes to her for everything that had happened, and Ronnie forgives him. Then-North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue set up a press conference on April 1, 2009, to announce N.C.'s victory. [63], Cyrus' busy schedule necessitated that filming take place over the summer. [98] The Last Song (2010) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Last Song was released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 17, 2010. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s film, The Last Song, first hit theaters on March 31, 2010 — 10 fun facts about the movie While at a beach campfire, Marcus hits on Ronnie and Blaze mistakes this for Ronnie flirting with him. The soundtrack was released in the U.S. on March 23, 2010. They are a group newly signed to Hollywood Records after winning the N.B.T. He says that he liked the song she played and that he knows her dad did, too, and Ronnie thanks him for coming. Once the aquarium opened to the public at 10:00, filming shifted to behind-the-scenes areas. North Carolina's package refunded 15% and excluded salaries of over $1 million. The North Beach Bar & Grill menu includes Caribbean influences in dishes like fish tacos, sandwiches, salads and burgers that are a hit with the whole family. [26] To play the New York teen, Cyrus worked with a dialect coach to lose her Southern accent[38] and learned to play classical piano. Sign up for our newsletters, and let Explore Georgia provide inspiration for your next trip. "When I Look at You", song by Miley Cyrus, was originally from her EP The Time of Our Lives released August 31, 2009, but was included on the soundtrack because it fit the movie well. The film showcases a young Ronnie who arrives at the coast of Georgia to stay for the summer with her dad and brother. [53] Disney decided to work within existing incentive laws and agreed to film in North Carolina as long as the film rights they had bought from Sparks counted as a production cost, thereby saving the company an additional $125,000 to $225,000. After they leave to the beach, Ashley shows up and tells Ronnie about Will's past relationships and how taking them to see the aquarium was a routine of his, making Ronnie doubtful of her feelings toward him. Among the creatures that call it home are beluga whales, whale sharks, manta rays, penguins and sea otters. [45] Automated dialogue replacement took place in mid-September; Beals and Chaikin stated they had gone in to record on September 11[46] and September 18,[47] respectively. The soundtrack features a track by Casey McPherson, frontman of the band Alpha Rev which signed with Disney's Hollywood Records in August 2008. The Tybee Island Lighthouse/Museum has been protecting ships in the Savannah River since its creation in 1732 under the guidance of General James Oglethorpe. "[97] When reviewing Cyrus's performance, critics acknowledged her stage presence, but were frequently critical of her acting abilities. Discover the historic and scenic lighthouses on Georgia's coastline. 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[54][60] According to Savannah Morning News reporter Lesley Conn, it "was built in classic rambling beach style [... designed] to allow ocean breezes to sweep through wide, wraparound porches into cool, heart-pine rooms. Village Voice Melissa Anderson. [68] Kinnear finished taping on July 17, 2009. The Last Song. New interviews with Sparks reveal he imagined Cyrus in the role "only a little" during the writing process. When Ronnie suggests she does not want to be another girl on the list and that they should end their relationship for good, Will embraces her and they kiss passionately, proving his feelings for her as akin to his quoting she is "not like the other girls." Between the restaurants, shops and art galleries, it’s no surprise that it’s been called one of the “best beaches for families” by Parents Magazine and the “perfect little beach town” by Southern Living. [58] While most of the filming took place on the natural Tybee Island beach or on preconstructed private property,[59] Coates oversaw the re-painting of the pier and the construction of the carnival and church. Once a classical piano child prodigy under the tutelage of her father, Steve Miller (Greg Kinnear), Ronnie now ignores the instrument and has not spoken with her father since he left. [55] In addition, The Last Song is estimated to have brought up to 500 summer jobs[52] to Georgia, $8 million to local businesses,[57] and $17.5 million to state businesses. The world’s largest aquarium by water volume is located in none other than downtown Atlanta. [22][23], At the time, Sparks had been wrapping up The Lucky One and beginning to ponder an original plot for his next book. Similarly, Ronnie's The Last Song is a great book adaptation. But it’s her time with her family that changes her. [61] The set will be moved to a new location and brought up to code for use as a nondenominational chapel for island weddings; renovations are expected to cost approximately $600,000. Steve, a former Juilliard School professor and concert pianist, lives a quiet life in Wrightsville Beach, the small beach town in Georgia where he grew up, working on a stained-glass window for the local church to replace the one the church lost in a fire. Though not featured on soundtrack, Snow Patrol's 2006 single "Shut Your Eyes" and Feist's "I Feel It All" also appear in the film. Nicholas Sparks Georgia Locations: The Last Song (2010) Savannah & Tybee Island, Georgia. I would definitely write a song for her [Cyrus]. [17] At the time, Cyrus had been known mainly for starring as a pop star on Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, a children's television series that had expanded into a globally successful media franchise. The Last Song is Sparks's fourteenth published novel (fifteenth published book), and was written specifically as the basis for the film adaptation by the same name. [17][19] During her meeting with Reed, Cyrus expressed a desire to film a movie similar to A Walk to Remember, a 2002 film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. [29] The Last Song is Robinson's first feature film, although she is a veteran of television and theater. "[35] The film was referred to by the working title "Untitled Miley Cyrus Project"[36] In March 2009, Variety magazine called "The Last Song" a "tentative" title. [80] The environmentally friendly theme was an added bonus to Tybee Island, which was then promoting ecotourism.[54]. "We had a hard time trying to hide the fact that this was Tybee and Savannah was Savannah," said Bass Hampton, the film's location director. In the scene, Will takes Ronnie to the aquarium, where she can see her favorite animals up close. The Last Song is a 2010 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama film developed alongside Nicholas Sparks' 2009 novel of the same name. Built by English settler Noble Jones, the tabby structure is the oldest standing structure in Savannah. Upon beginning production in Tybee Island, Georgia, and nearby Savannah, The Last Song became the first movie to be both filmed and set in Tybee Island. The Last Song Film Tour. That's common for me though. See what made Miley Cyrus fall in love with the Georgia coast. Jump to navigation Jump to search. [62][67] Filming at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus began on July 16. [55] Filmmakers convinced the screenwriters to change the setting of the film and to Tybee Island, thus allowing them to incorporate landmarks such as the Tybee Island Light Station and the Savannah Historic District. ",[26] After visiting the set and watching Cyrus film, Sparks' worries abated. [55] The locale proved too unique to disguise. So, the only time she had free in her schedule was over the summer. Category:The Last Song (film) From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. [92][93][94], It has grossed $62,950,384 in North America and $26,091,272 in other territories for a worldwide total of $89,041,656. "[54], The church set was built over a six-week period on a vacant lot on the corner of 13th Street and Sixth Avenue,[61] near residential homes. An estranged father gets a chance to reconnect with his reluctant teenage daughter through the only thing they have in common - music. Filming lasted from June 15 to August 18, 2009, with much of it occurring on the island's beach and pier. Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) The Song Of Scorpions, the last film of late actor Irrfan Khan, will release on the big screen in early 2021. Chaikin said she had worked for five and a half hours. My teenagers… don't do bad things. [54] The one-room, 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) building seats roughly 80 people and is estimated to be worth $250,000 to $350,000. [31], Recognizing the popularity of A Walk to Remember as both a novel and film, Sparks "put all [his] thoughts into that, trying to make the story as different from A Walk to Remember as [he could], but try to capture the same feelings. [75][76] On August 15, further church burning scenes took place. Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle says the screenplay's faults include several "scenes that make no emotional sense" and claims, "The plot construction is weak. "[5] Still, Sparks acknowledges that elements of the screenplay may have been toned down by the director or the studio after he finished. The Last Song Critics Consensus. ($29,289,537) and How to Train Your Dragon ($29,010,044). [30] To film The Last Song, Cyrus' contract for season four of Hannah Montana included an extra-long hiatus. At 17, Veronica "Ronnie" Miller (Miley Cyrus) remains as rebellious as she was the day her parents divorced and her father moved to Georgia three years prior. GDEcD. Disney agreed to donate the building to the island after Tybee officials lobbied to keep it, with the condition that its connection to The Last Song not be advertised. Leading a slow life, she tries to make up for the time with her father that she has lost. English: This category contains images concerning the movie The Last Song, including related actors, actresses, crew members, and sets. [5] The scene of the hatching nest took place during the first week of August and involved 26 live loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings. All Rights Reserved. A drama centered on a rebellious girl who is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. [39] After she completed filming, Cyrus said that in a case of life imitating art,[40] she had matured and "changed a lot" over the course of her summer in Georgia, similar to the way Ronnie does in the film. It has also been mentioned numerous times on The Howard Stern Show ; whose producer Gary Dell'Abate said that the song and music video reminded him of his brother, who died of AIDS around the time The One was released. He has seventeen published novels as of September 2013 plus one non-fiction. Savannah is an amazing town, movie locations aside. [27][28] The plot of the film and novel remained secret throughout development. Will leaves. "It had to be during the summer, she [Ronnie] had to be new in town, and whatever happened had to start in June and end in August. At the completion of the screenplay, Sparks was concerned that Cyrus would not be able to successfully execute the role: "The first thing I thought when I finished the screenplay was, wow, I hope she can do this, this is a tough role because I'm bringing you through a whole gamut of emotion and you're just a 16-year-old girl who's done the Disney Channel. Competition through the Disney Channel. The Last Song is a 2009 novel by American author Nicholas Sparks. A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. "[41], In April 2009, Disney officials chose Rafi Gavron for the part of Will Blakelee, but switched to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth by May. As of June 2020[update], the film holds a 21% approval rating on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 119 reviews with an average rating of 4.01/10. [18] The film's premiere was held in Los Angeles on March 25, 2010. [32] Ronnie became a composite character inspired by several young women Sparks has known, such as his nieces. Both entertainment industry bigwigs’ respective trademarks are in full effect throughout Julie Anne Robinson’s film about a rebellious teen named Ronnie (Cyrus) who’s forced to … Are you able to do this as an actress? [17][24] Sparks explained that such an arrangement was necessary to accommodate filming in summer 2009, as Disney had scheduled,[22] but, "this is similar to the way it's gone with movies based on my novels; it's just out of order. 50. [52], Nelson Coates is the production designer for The Last Song, responsible for all visual aspects of the movie. Here are the best moments of the film The Last Song' that you must watch. [47] The director's cut was presented to the studio on October 1, 2009. At his funeral, she stands to make a speech, but declares that no words could ever be able to show how wonderful her father really was. The film was directed by Julie Anne Robinson in her feature film directorial debut and co-written by Sparks and Jeff Van Wie.The Last Song stars Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, and Greg Kinnear, and follows a troubled teenager as she reconnects with her estranged father and falls in love during a summer in a quiet Southern United States beach town. As shamelessly manipulative as any Nicholas Sparks production, The Last Song is done no favors by its miscast and overmatched star, Miley Cyrus. "The Last Song" is about how Ronnie (Miley) and her little brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman) are taken by their mother (Kelly Preston) to spend the summer with their dad Steve (Kinnear). It’s been a location for a number of film and television projects, including "The Last Song." Wary of venturing above 50 again after his best-seller The Notebook, Sparks had already been leaning toward writing a teenager story when he received a phone call from Gibgot on behalf of the film in August 2008. 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