When a movie is made based upon a Nicolas Sparks novel (Dear John, The Notebook), I’m game.  Simply put, I’m a hopeless romantic!

A rebellious teenager, Veronica or Ronnie for short (Miley Cyrus) and her brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman) spend the summer with their father (Greg Kinnear) at his beach house.  Ronnie is a piano player but she hasn’t touched the piano since her parents’ divorce.

It’s during this summer vacation that Ronnie will rekindle the love she lost with her dad. It’s also during this summer that she will find love, in the form of Will (Liam Hemsworth).  But more importantly, Ronnie will shed her anger and find happiness in her music again.

True to Nicolas Sparks’s ‘couples’, Ronnie and Will are an unlikely pair – he’s rich and she’s not.  The beauty of the story lies in the fact that music brings people together.

Bobby Coleman is exceptionally endearing in his role as Ronnie’s brother.  Unbeknown to him, he is the glue in the family, subconsciously making them stick together.

Greg Kinnear is superb as Ronnie’s father. I thought his role in Feast of Love had depth and this one is no exception.

Cyrus and Hemsworth are a couple in real life and they are lovely to watch in this heart warming tale of love.

If you are a Miley Cyrus fan and love her song “When I look at you” then you’re in for a treat.  The dvd has bonus features showing this video and the making of it.  There’s no denying that this teen’s voice is powerful and that she’s truly gifted.

A beautifully moving movie that will make you cry.  There are also some funny moments in there.  A superbly written script.