Hannah Montana: The Movie

Disney’s springtime “critic-proof” family flick

I went into the Hannah Montana screening without having seen a single moment from anything Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus. Just because of the shear nature of the show, I was loathing the fact that I was going to review it, but ended up being caught off guard once the show began. It wasn’t bad! I didn’t hate it! I actually enjoyed myself.

In Hannah Montana: The Movie, 16-year-old Miley Cyrus plays a slightly skewed version of herself; she plays Miley Stewart – the true girl playing the world-famous popular star Hannah Montana. Only the world has no idea that Hannah without the wig is simply Miley – Tennessee farmgirl.

Cyrus’ real-life father, Billy Ray Cyrus (known for his 1992 hit song “Achy Breaky Heart”), plays her father in the film too. His name is the movie is Bobby Ray Stewart. And after the opening concert scene of the movie, Bobby Ray takes Miley Stewart from their Hollywood back to Tennessee to get in touch with her roots again.

Once they return home, Miley battles between the lifestyles of her pop-star alter ego and the sweet farm girl she used to be. When the small town becomes in danger of losing itself to evil, big-city businessmen, Miley is forced to blend both of the personalities in order to save her hometown.

No, Hannah Montana: The Movie isn’t made for everyone. It’s made for families, children and teen girls. Anyone who willingly goes to the see it will definitely enjoy it. And anyone who blindly gets dragged to see it, like me, might leave pleasantly surprised at how fun it actually is. Miley Cyrus does a pretty good job on the big screen – but the same can’t be said about her father. Billy Ray feels like he agreed to do the movie just to get another shot at fame.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly film to see this Easter weekend, then don’t miss Hannah Montana: The Movie. It’s exactly what you think it’s going to be – a Disney flick that kids will love no matter what. And, who knows – you just might enjoy it too.

Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios

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