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This movie has a lot more depth than the TV programme does, with the characters really being expanded upon. It was actually really nice to find out more about Hannah's backstory and the characters that made up her family were incredibly relatable and made her seem more realistic as a character.
The film is a good length, not too long to drag or too short to just seem pointless, and the plot is actually pretty consistently strong throughout with no sections that feel like fillers. The plot is easy to follow but its not so simplistic that it comes across as either boring or jus pointless, and I would imagine that a parent sitting through this would be at least mildly entertained by it. In fact a lot of the parents who saw this at the cinema when I saw this were clapping along at the end with their kids, and didn't seem to be hating it.
Finally the music is good throughout the film. If you like country music then you get to see a lot of Miley's country side in this film. Stand out moments of course include the famous 'The Climb' and the 'Hoedown Throwdown' which are sure to entertain, but there is not a single song that stands out as weak in this film. The ending has a strong song element that had the young girls in the cinema out of their seats and dancing in the aisles and was a great way to finish the film.
Hannah Montana The Movie as you can probably tell by the title is the movie for the hit Disney TV show Hannah Montana. Unlike the TV series this movie is based in Tennessee rather than California.
Miley Cyrus as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
Billy Ray Cyrus as Robby Ray Stewart
Emily Osment as Lilly Truscott
Jason Earles as Jackson Stewart
Mitchel Musso as Oliver Oken
Moises Arias as Rico Suave
Lucas Till as Travis Brody
Vanessa L. Williams as Vita personal assistant
For those unfamiliar with the show Hannah Montana is a TV show about a girl called Miley who lives two lives and puts on a wig and is pop sensation Hannah Montana securely. She does this so she can livr a normal life whilst still live her dream.
After Mileys dad feels the fame of Hannah Montana is getting to Mileys head and she is loosing her roots he decides to force Miley to take a trip home to Tennessee. It's quite common for tv shows that have movies to be set somewhere and I always feel it makes a good change. I think because Hannah Montana is based on a person leading two lives it was nice that in the movie it showed more in depth the real Mileys life.
Once in Tennessee it starts out as a rocky road and Miley just wants to go back to LA to keep living it up being Hannah Montana. It'd clear that she has forgotten her roots and it's quite weird to see how much time in another place has made her lose herself so dramatically.she eventually finds her root and I actually prefer Miley in this movie rather than Hannah Montana. She just seems like a more down to earth character.
Whilst trying to find her roots an realise why she became Hannah Montana in the first place the paparazzi are in Tennessee to trying to dig up some background information on the superstar Hannah Montana. In the mist of everything big decisions have to be made on weather her journey will continue with superstardom or go back to normal life. The paparazzi has never been this full on in the show but I liked it as it make the story more true to life.
I think overall for me the movie just didn't seem like Hannah Montana yes that sort OK but at the same time it needed to have more elements from the show. There is quite alot comedy in the show and this movie has very little in it which I felt was not true to the show. I felt that the small part that Hannah Montana was in the movie she was over dramatised and way to high maintenance compared to the show whic is another thing that made me think hold on is this really Hannah Montana movie.
There is a bit of love in the movie between Miley and another character and also with her dad and a past lover. I think this was a must in the movie because in the show there are always relationships going on.
I think as a movie it was OK but as Hannah Montana movie it was just not what I would have expected which is why I'm not really sure about it.
The movie has alot of music just like the show and what I liked was they had a whole new set of songs especially for the movie. Some of my favourites were Hoedown Throwdown and The Climb.
I think the soundtrack is what got me through most of the movie because they were all fun and energetic and for me carried the movie along. There were times were the plot started to drag then a song would come in to liven up the mood abit.
The character performances were mediocre as usual for a Disney flick nothing really outstanding. I think the plot was OK that it showed the other side of Miley we don't usually see in the show but do think it could have connected to the show a bit more. Not sure if I would really recommend it although the music side to the movie was ok. The DVD is available to buy on Amazon new and used from 1 pence plus 1.26 delivery. Wouldn't really recommend going out my way though.
Hannah Montana the movie was set in 2009 directed by Peter Chelsom, filmed in Tennesse and Los Angeles. It is a film adaption of the tv show Hannah Montana, which tells the story of a girl living a double life.
The story is still the same for this movie with only selected friends who know her identity. For those of you who have never watched Hannah Montana before, Miley Stewart is a normal girl living a normal school life but is secretly a worldwide famous pop star named Hannah Montana.
She has been leading her double life for so long she is suddenly starting to forget who she really is and is turning into a Diva fighting with Tyra Banks over a pair of shoes for her friend Lilly's (Emily Osment) 16th birthday. While being followed by a journalist for a magazine who over hears that Hannah has a secret and he is determined to find out what it is. Hannah's dad Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) is furious at Miley's recent behaviour and doesn't let her go to her music award show and instead takes her to her hometown of Tennesse for her Grandma's birthday. And so she can discover her true identity again and come down to earth along the way there's some twists, emotional moments, funny moments and a bit of romance where Miley gets back into contact with her school crush.
I went to see this movie at the Cinema with my little sister so I had an excuse to see it! Although I was 17 when Hannah Montana the movie came out, I was 14 when I watched Hannah Montana and was a fan so it made sense for me to at least see the movie. And I was really pleased I did because me and my sister absolutely loved it, it's a feel good movie with some great songs e.g. The Climb, Hoedown Throwdown and Lets get Crazy. There were a lot of older people in the Cinema, even a man went to see it on his own, so it is not just for younger people. I think it was definitely one of my favourite films of 2009.
The highlights of this movie were definitely the musical performances, and when she has to go out of her way to change identies when she has a date with Trent who doesn't know she is Hannah and has to attend as Hannah to a fundraising event with her dad at the same time! But it's so hard to think of a favourite moment for this movie because it was brilliant the whole way through.
Miley Cyrus was brilliant as portraying Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana as always. I think people need to give her a break she is great at acting and has an energetic humour about her and is extremely talented. She has a nice twang in her accent and works well when she's being comical.
Overall, it's just a great feel good movie to watch with your little sister, daughter or maybe even on your own!
The movie stars : Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles, Emily Osment, Vanessa L Williams and Lucas till.
The movies rating is PG and you can get the dvd from Amazon for £5.99.
This is the film based on the Disney Channel series. Miley Cyrus stars as Miley Stewart aka Hannah Montana the pop star.
For those of you who are not familiar with the series, this is the story of a teenage girl who is trying to lead a normal life whilst being a pop star as well. She has to keep the pop star bit secret so wears a wig while she is being Hannah!
In this film, Miley learns that she can't always be Hannah Montana and she has to give up something that she really wants to be to save her hometown and her friendships.
You don't need to have watched the series to watch the film and I was surprised that I really enjoyed the film. There are plenty of cheesy moments, but kids love it! The music is entertaining and catchy and be prepared to find yourself humming the songs for weeks afterwards. Trying to learn the Hoe Down Throwdown dance is not easy and I am sure your kids will pick it up quickly and help you if you so wish.
For me, I did enjoy watching it with my daughter who is a huge Hannah Montana fan. I was a little shocked to realise that Miley's dad (in the series and in real life) is in fact Billy Ray Cyrus of "Achy Breaky Heart" and I apologise if you have now got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day...
A lot of people simply dismiss Hannah Montana as being over produced Disney crap, but if you give it a chance and watch it with a slightly tongue in cheek attitude, realising that there are always some slightly cringey moments then you should like it because underneath all of that I think that it is a genuinely good programme! In the programme there are also some good songs that I will listen to on my ipod, there's quite a variety of these. With this in mind, when my Disney obsessed friend suggested going to see the Hannah Montana movie I thought that I might as well, even if only for an evening out and then to have some new music on my ipod!
You don't have to have seen any of the tv show to understand the film as it doesn't really follow on... Miley is struggling with her time as Hannah as the paparazzi get more and more manic with following her and trying to find out more information about her, there has been lots of close scrapes with them nearly discovering her true identity. Her father isn't happy with her behaviour of late including getting into a fight with Tyra Banks over a pair of shoes and ruining Lily's birthday party and decides that she needs to sort out her priorities. So when she thinks that she is going to an important music awards ceremony, she actually ends up landing in her old home town of Crowley Corners and going back to nature while staying on her familys farm. While she is there she realises that being Hannah Montana might not be everything, and tries to save her town from being ripped up and used for a mall, but will she succeed? And will she hang up her blonde wig forever?
The lead of Hannah Montana is of course played by Miley Cyrus and she is just as good in this role as she always is, seeming very genuine as she is in a way just playing herself. You see a bit more a vulnerable side of the character in the film compared to the tv show and she is just as good at doing this as the normal happy side of Hannah/Miley, its probably because there is more time to develop things in the hour and a half film! Some characters from the TV show are retained, but only the most important ones - Lily, Robby and Jackson, I was quite surprised to see that there was no Oliver there. There are also some good additions such as Miley's family and Miley and Robby's love interests- Travis and Lorelai respectively.
The music in the film is really good, its just as good a standard as on the tv show, in fact maybe even better. Its not like high school musical where they just randomly burst into song, they are normally because a performance. My highlights from the soundtrack (now available to buy on CD or itunes) were lets get crazy, butterfly fly away and hoedown throwdown.
Overall I would recommend if you like Disney.
As a parent of a 9 year old girl, I knew I would have to sit for an hour and a half in a cinema full of tweenage girls to watch this movie. So I prepared myself and entered the cinema. But guess what!! I actually enjoyed every minute of it!
After watching various episodes of the TV series I was familiar with the basic plot line. Miley Cyrus plays the daughter of Robbie Ray ( Real life father Billy Ray) who is a secret pop star. In a transformation Superman would be proud of, Miley dons a blonde wig and becomes Hannah Montana, teenage pop sensation. This double life allows her to still be a regular teenager with her two good friends that also share the secret.
However the superstar life goes to Miley's head and spolis her best friends birthday party when she turns up as Hannah and upstages her. Her father decides to put Hannah's plans on hold in favour of going back to the small town where she was born and her family still live. She arrives after a chance meeting with her childhood horse who has thrown her to the ground and also taken her down a peg or two.
Her family encourage her to remember the good things about being just plain Miley but this doesn't hit home until she falls for a childhood friend. With the family town under threat from a big developer and Miley offering her counterparts help her two worlds collide.
Miley must make the most important decision of her young life. Does she stay as Miley or reveal Hannah? You'll have to watch it to find out. :).
And I can honestly say you will not be disappointed, with catchy songs and an enjoyable story it's a great family film.
I've never seen an episode of Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, never watched any of her concerts and to be quite honest wasn't really aware of the hype surrounding her before this film came out. My only awareness of Montana was from Miley Cyrus' now infamous Rolling Stone shoot and her emergence of a popstar in her own right over the past 12 months or so.
Going into this film I was expecting a cheese fest that would outrank even the likes of High School Musical.
Coming out of the film I was pleasently surprised with a well made movie, excellent sound-track and a feel good story that (if somewhat cheesey) crossed generations very well.
Montana's split life between Hannah the popstar and Miley the teenager is under threat, basically that's the plot other than a smaller mini-plot involving a love interest and her going back to her roots and a small-town community threatened by a millon dollar 'mall' project. The plot is thin, very thin.
It's a Disney film though, you don't go for a serious challenge. You go for some feel good entertainment and this has it packed in. Cyrus' acting isn't the best but she's by no means the worst actress to have had a box office hit this year, never mind in years gone by. Her singing is very good though and that's where the film really excells.
Do be aware of Daddy Billy Ray's awful acting. Mr Achey Breaky Heart is, by all accounts, a regular on her TV show too. Leave it out Billy, your daughter's the star and you're just embarassing.
Ok , I'll let you into a little secret ; a secret not even my closer friends know!
I am a Hannah Montana fan! Not a big one , just a 'normal' fan! I don't go out of my way to watch the show , but I am a fan! I am quite embarressed of the fact actually , as at the age of eighteen , I feel I am a little too old , to be a fan of something aimed at younger teenagers , and as my friends seem to moan about how 'shallow' the show is and how annoying Miley Cyrus is , I've decided to keep my interest a secret
When the Hannah Montana craze first started , I thought ; oh here we go again , another over the top kids programme. I couldn't bear to hear the mention of 'Hannah Montana' ; wherever I went , there was 'Hannah Montana' this and 'Hannah Montana that' ; merchandise in every kind of product going ; whether it be DVDs , Books , CDs , Calendars etc. Enough is enough I thought!
However , one depressing sunday a few months back , I was bored , flicking through the usual 'crap' programmes on a Sunday (why do they insist on putting the most boring-est things on , on the most boring-est day of the week?) , when nothing on the 'entertainment' channels took my fancy , and so I decided for a change to have a peek at what was on offer over on the kids side of Sky. Most of the programmes on at that time were cartoons and I am too old for cartoons , so I decided to select the programme Hannah Montana , just to see what all the fuss is about! That day changed my mind!
For those of you who don't know (considering there is Hannah Montana everything , I'd be suprised if you hadn't heard of the name before), Hannah Montana is an American kids TV programme which is broadcast on the Disney Channel. Hannah Montana is the main character in the television series ; she is a very famous teenage pop star , although Miley Stewart (who is actually Hannah Montana) keeps her 'pop star' life a secret , and so lives a normal girl's life as Miley and then a life of glitter and glamour as Hannah Montana. The series follows Miley as she leads a double life.
When I heard there was going to be a Hannah Montana movie , I just had to see it! Although , I had decided , I was NOT going to go the cinema to see it , in case I saw someone I knew and my interest in the show would be revealed.So all I could do was sit and wait (patiently) for the film to come out on Blu-ray and then know one would know!
The film ; Hannah Montana the movie , is based on the television series. The movie was released in the United Kingdom on May 1st 2009 , and comes under the following genres : Family , Comedy , Musical , Drama and romance. The star of the film is Miley Cyrus , who plays the characters Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana. The running time of this movie is one hundred and two minutes (eighteen minutes under two hours). This movie is a U which means it can be seen by anyone.
Hannah Montana is back ; but this time she has to choose between her two lives ; the Hannah Montana life as a popstar , or the normal girl's life as Miley Stewart. Her life as a popstar has become so 'big' that it's becoming a struggle to keep her secret life as Miley Stewart a secret ; she can only live one of the lives. Which life will she choose ? Watch Hannah Montana : The Movie to find out!
I really enjoyed this movie! I think it's a great family film as it can be watched by persons of all ages. Usually I'm not into 'U' movies as I find them to basic and the plot too simple ; but for me , this movie was different. I was interested throughout the whole movie. I think , not only will kids and teenagers love it , but so will adults.
Considering this movie is a kids movie , I couldn't get over how funny it is! Usually kids movies humour is aimed at kids (obviously , otherwise it wouldn't be a kids movie!) , but with this movie I was in some stitches in some places. Miley Cyrus is a great actress ; her humour is so funny , and I also think the actors who play her brother and two friends in the show , are really good too , considering how young they are. I think the actor who plays her brother ; Jackson is so funny! He is definately my favourite character.
I'm not too keen on the Billy Ray Cyrus (Miley's real-life dad) actor who plays Miley Stewart's dad in the show. His acting and expressions are too dull and repetitive and he tries to be funny when he's not! He should definately stick to singing! One thing I was happy about , was the fact that the character Rico didn't appear much in the movie ; he really gets on my nerves , so I was glad I didn't have to watch too much of him and his selfishness.
One thing I was sad about , is the rumour that this movie is 'the end' of Hannah Montana! They made the movie , so that they could 'say goodbye' to the character in a quicker way rather than doing more series which would take longer. It also means that Miley Cyrus , who plays Hannah Montana can focus on other things in her career , rather than this programme. At least there will still be regular repeats of the show on the Disney Channel give me my Hannah Montana fix.
This movie features a lot of songs (nineteen to be precise). Some of them , such as 'The Climb' and the duet between Miley and her dad 'Butterfly Fly Away', I enjoyed and are catchy , whilst others such as 'Hoedown Throwdown' I found too cheesy , and if I'm honest , any excuse for a song! A lot of the songs are 'old' songs which have already been performed on the television programme. I would have prefered if some new material was used , as I was looking forward to the music in this film , however I was slightly disappointed by what was on offer on the music front considering I had already heard some of the songs before . Some of the lyrics in some of the songs are so stupid and just 'forced' together to make a rhyme , for example : in the song 'Let's Get Crazy' the lyrics are :
"Our songs, our style
Our hair, our smile"
"...so come as you are "
"...never forget your guitar"
To me it's just any old words thrown together with no meaning , just so young kids will stay interested because there's a rhyme. But having said that , this movie is aimed at kids and not adults.
I thought that the plot was brilliant. Those who are already fans of the show would already have guessed that the secret wouldn't be so easy to keep after a while.( I think it is essential to have seen the television programme first , before watching this film , in order to get a better understanding of how it all works , and the characters and so on). I thought that the running time of the movie was brilliant ; it allowed enough time for the plot to be understood fully , yet didn't drag on too long for young kids to get bored. It's a perfect film for kids! Although , having said that , one criticism I do have , is the fact that the ending did leave a few ties ; I'm sure such ties wouldn't put a child off the film , or they wouldn't care once the film was over , but as an 'adult' viewer , I couldn't help feel that there were quite a few questions left unanswered at the end ; we don't find out how Miley's neighbours treated her ? what happened between Miley and the guy ? and also what happened to the paparazzi guy ? I think it would have been good to have answers to this questions , to as least some of them anyway , rather than leave the viewer guessing!
I think this film sends out an important message. A lot of young people these days want to be 'famous' and live a life of glamour , like all these celebrities do these days. However this movie teaches us that fame is not everything , and most of the time a 'normal' life is often much better , and is often an easier and happier life. It shows kids that to be successful ,you have to work really hard as things aren't handed out to you on a plate. I think that this is a good message to send out to children , as at the age of nine , they will be able to see 'If I work hard , I will get where I want in life' , which is a positve message which will hopefully inspire them to work hard in school. This film also teaches you to 'remember your roots' as it's where your from that makes you!
Miley Cyrus is certainly a talented young lady ; not only can she act , she can sing and dance , all really well too! She even wrote most of the songs in the film which I think is amazing for someone so young to have achieved so much. She is only sixteeen years old! She has a great stage presence and has so much confidence , it's almost unbelievable considering how young she is.
I think it's great that she's 'stepping out' of the Hannah Montana just a little (I'd like if she did Hannah Montana forever!) and branching off in her own direction. I have her CD 'Breakout' which is 'nothing to do with Hannah Montana' ; I love it and think she's a great musician! Someone who we should definately look out for in the future!She is already worth millions! She certainly has a long and successful career ahead of her!
I reccommend this film. Kids will love it and so will adults. If you're a Hannah Montana fan , it's a must-have to add to your collection.
Thanks For Reading :)
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted on Ciao under xdonzx)
I am reviewing film only in this review of the Hannah Montana Movie, so please keep this in mind when rating, thank you!
The Hannah Montana Movie
Directed By: Peter Chelsom
Release Date: 1 May 2009 (UK)
Film Classification: U
Runtime: 102 minutes
Miley Cyrus: Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
Billy Ray Cyrus: Billy Ray Stewart
Emily Osmont: Lily Truscott
Jason Earles: Jackson Stewart
Lucas Till: Travis Brody
Vanessa Williams: Veta
Melora Hardin: Lorelai
Miley Stewart has a secret, a huge secret, it would ruin her normal life if it ever got out. She is pop sensation, Hannah Montana. When she puts that wig on and changes her clothes, she becomes someone else. But when she takes it all off again, she is back to the good little Tenesee girl at heart, back to her friends, back to her normal life as a normal 16 year old girl. Obviously if your planning on watching this film, I would have thought you would have a knowledge of the show from the Disney Channel, but this is the basic background to the story. She moved to LA with her dad and brother Jackson when their mother died a few years earlier, so that Miley could persue her dream of singing, and made Hannah to protect her from the fame and spotlight and allow her to have a normal teenage life.
The film, is very much like the show, and is basically an extra long episode. Miley is getting over-run by Hannah, she is becoming more and more popular, more and more in demand, but Miley loves it, and she is willing to risk everything to keep the dream alive. Hannah is her life, and yes she loves not having to be in the limelight in her normal time, but she loves getting on that stage.
But it's starting to worry her dad, Billy Ray Stewart, so when her agent Veta tells her she's off to New York for an awards ceremony, her dad says no. Tricking her into going to Tenesee for her Grandma's birthday, by hiring a private plane and taking her there.
Miley is angry, her dad doesn't want her to be Hannah any more, he wants his baby back, they little girl who used to be so happy to call herself Southern, who didn't hide that fact, and who fitted right in at hoedowns and horseriding.
But when she meets her old childhood friend, Travis in the field, she starts to be Miley again, but she can't reveal her secret to him, or anybody else. And that suits her fine! Until that is, Travis blurts out that Miley knows Hannah Montana and that she could get her to do a fundraiser to keep the small town, small...as there is a fight on the hands of the townsfolk with a big development firm who want to bulldoze it and build a mall.
Miley finds herself back in the mix of Hannah/Miley, and enrols her friend Lily to help her out. But things start getting complicated, and Miley finds she has to chose one or the other, Miley...or Hannah. Does she want to give up her dream and go back to been the normal everyday girl. Or does she want to give up any chance of having a normal life, and be Hannah fulltime. It's a huge choice, but it's one she is forced to make, not by anybody inparticular, but by life itself.
Ok, well I am 20 years old, and still really wanted to watch this film, I was so excited when it came out in the cinema, and was desperate to get to see it. As I said earlier on in the review, the film is very much like an extra long feature length Hannah Montana episode. It has many of the characters popping up from the show, Oliver and Rico, Lily, Jackson. And everything they do on the show happens in the film, there is the silliness, the stupidness of teenage girls when they get together. There is singing and dancing as in the show. But it goes on for a film length of 102 minutes instead of 25 like in the show.
If you don't like the show Hannah Montana, then don't bother watching the film and calling it terrible and not worth watching, that is like me reading a book on Nazi warfare and then coming on here and reviewing it as terrible...it's not something I would enjoy, it's not in my interest, so I wouldn't bother. Same with this film, don't get illusions this might be more "grown up" than the show, in some ways it is, it is much more mature, and deals with the real aspect of the problem Miley has in the show which we are all thinking "HOW IS IT POSSIBLE!!!", and in that respect, it is more grown up. But lets face it, the film is for kids/teenagers/and sad women like me who love Hannah Montana!
I'm not going to say the acting is amazing, the filming techniques were superb, or the special fx were fabulous, it's a girly, everyday easy to watch film, it's not complicated, it's not hard to follow, and it's nice and heartwarming. The storyline is great, and as I said I think it is exactly what the show itself needed. In the show, Hannah and Miley rarely mix, and it gets very difficult to see how it's possible, how Hannah gets away with it. How Miley has her normal life and manages to keep the two seperate. But this film brings them together and shows the conflict, and how difficult it is for her and her family to cope with now that Hannah is a rising star, and for that fact, I think the film is great.
I don't know if this film signifies the end of the Disney Channel show, Jackson has gone off to college in Tenesee, Miley and her dad have met people they really like there. I thought before I watched the film, that the new series of Hannah Montana which was recently put out on UK Disney, was based after the film. But I then realised it wasn't, as Jackson is still in his final year of High School. So, whether this is the end, I do not know, but it's a good way to end the show if it is, lets face it, Miley Cyrus can't be "Hanna Montana" when she's 25 can she, and it has to be put to bed at some point.
All in all, if you like the show Hannah Montana, then you'll love the film! It's a great girly film, but also good for the young boys too! As a 20 year old girl, I thought the film was great, it was better than I expected it to be in terms of storyline. And I will certainly be watching it again!
*The plot of the film DOES contain SPOILERS so read at your peril*
WHAT IS HANNAH MONTANA?
Hannah Montana is a TV show aimed at children/teens that airs on the Disney Channel in both the US and the UK. It's about a girl, Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), who leads a double-life. By day, she's a regular teenage girl but by night she's teen-pop sensation Hannah Montana. Only a select few know her identity - her father Robbie Ray Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus), her brother Jackson Rod Stewart (Jason Earles), and her two best friends Lilly and Oliver (Emily Osment & Mitchel Musso respectively).
There are currently 3 seasons of Hannah Montana (Season 3 is being aired on TV now) and a 4th has been commissioned by Disney Channel and will be the last bringing the total number of episodes to 97 once Season 4 finishes airing.
During season three the film Hannah Montana: The Movie was released.
After being late to her own concert and whilst shooting a video for the Best of Both Worlds (2009 mix), a reporter, Oswald, picks up on the fact Hannah has a secret and is determind to find out what it is.
Meanwhile Hannah/Miley's life seems to have spiralled out of control. She has a shoe-fight with Tyra Banks and ruins best friend Lilly's sweet 16 by appearing as Hannah. Not only that but Oliver and Rico manage to blow up Lilly's cake, ruining it all the more for her.
The next day Hannah's fight with Tyra Banks is all over the newspapers and magazines and Robby Ray takes action. Hannah thinks she's on a flight to NY but it actually lands in Tennessee. Hannah is reluctant to stay in Tennessee but Robby Ray issues an ultimatum: spend two weeks as Miley and learn about the life she could have had or Hannah Montana is over.
After meeting up with an old friend, Travis, he shows Miley what life could have been like without Hannah. Oswald, however, is hot on her tail and arrives in Tennessee.
There is also a development war between the residents and a company who want to turn Crawley into a shopping mall. After a sing-a-long at a barn dance, Travis states that since Miley knows Hannah (Miley said they were best friends and that she saved Hannah's life) she could get Hannah to come and perform to help raise money to keep the developers away. Miley says yes and Hannah Montana arrives - only it's Lilly in disguise so Oswald doesn't make the connection.
Miley then dresses up as Hannah and goes to meet Travis. He says he isn't interested in Hannah as he likes Miley so Hannah tells him to go ask her out. He does, and after a quick change of clothes and hair, Miley says yes and they agree to go to dinner that night. Trouble is Hannah has already promised to go to a lobster dinner and has to alternate between the two until eventually it gets out of control and Lucas and a little girl see that Hannah and Miley are one and the same. He tells her it's over and she's devastated. Robby also breaks up with his girlfriend Lorelai stating that he has to help Miley and that things are complicated.
Miley writes a song about her and her dad and they sing it together to cheer her up. Miley then decorates Travis' chicken coop the night before her Hannah concert and Lilly finds her the next morning asleep on the roof. They leave for the concert and Travis comes by a while later and see's her handiwork. He then gets on his horse to get to the concert.
Hannah is in the middle of a song when Travis shows up and stops immediately saying that she can't go on being Hannah any more. She removes her wig to gasps from the crowd and tells them that this is her home and she can't do it to them. She apologises for hurting her family and asks for a second chance before singing "The Climb".
Afterwards the little girl who saw Hannah become Miley in the swinging doors tells her to carry on being Hannah and says they'll all keep her secret. Everybody else encourages her to keep Hannah alive and Miley agrees and puts her wig back on. Trouble is Oswald has the picture he needs so everyone corners him before his twin daughters arrive excited to see Hannah Montana in concert. Oswald changes his mind and then quits his job. Miley and Travis then make up and Hannah goes out to sing one last song.
I really enjoyed the Hannah Montana movie. Miley has come on a lot since her first few Hannah Montata episodes and she's turning into a decent actress. The film is full of cliches of country life, of course, but it was still really enjoyable.
The film, as expected, is jam-packed with Hannah and Miley songs which were well-placed within the film. My favourite song was The Climb, I thought Miley sung it very well.
I thought Vanessa Williams as Hannah's publicist was a brilliant move. I love Vanessa when she's on Ugly Betty and she plays a baddie really well. I liked that all the usual suspects were in the film - Robby Ray, Jackson, Lilly, Oliver, Rico but I thought Lilly, Oliver and Rico could have been included a bit more. We only see Oliver and Rico at Lilly's birthday party and that lasts barely 5 minutes.
My only problem is the film relates in no way to the episodes. I think a film would have been better if it had been released between seasons three and four therefore all of the things that happened in the film could be then put into the episodes (Miley and Travis, Robby Ray and Lorelai, Jackson going to college). Although I've only seen half of season three so maybe they did filter it in, who knows?
The movie is definitely aimed at the children/teenage market and does it's job well. I'm 19 and love watching the episodes (Jackson is hilarious) and I really enjoyed the film so I suppose it's a matter of taste if you're over the market it's aimed at as to whether you enjoy it or not.
I also thought there was a serious lack of Jackson. He's my favourite character in the TV series and it's a shame his humour wasn't put to good use in the film.
Miley Cyrus as Miley Stewart
Billy Ray Cyrus as Robby Ray Stewart
Jason Earles as Jackson Rod Stewart
Emily Osment as Lilly
Lucas Till as Travis
Mitchel Musso as Oliver
Moises Arias as Rico
I'm not ashamed to say that i love Hannah Montana, even though it is considered to be a kids show, but when i heard about the film coming out i didnt really know what to expect, and i did feel like the film might not live up to the standards of the tv series, but it really was an enjoyable film. I went to see it with my boyfriend and even he didnt moan that much, in fact i think he enjoyed it a little bit. It's a tiny bit more grown up than that tv show and oddly i was probably one of the youngest people in the cinema. It's an easy to watch film that has a lot of laughs and it is quite emotional, i found myself getting very into it. It's a pretty simple story or Hannah/Miley going back to her home town to try and remember her roots and regain her real identity. It's a typical disney film but its suprisingly funny and it's got some pretty shocking twists, its a guilty pleasure.
Having watched HM on the Disney channel i was quite excited that she was making a film. I went to see it with a friend and we both throughly enjoyed it. There are cheesy dances, catchy songs (especially the hoedown throwdown) and all too predictable plots. But you can't help but like her. She's clearly a very confident girl who's proud of what she does. She's not afraid to look stupid in front of the camera and she looks great. It's one of those films that you probably don't want to admit that you've seen unless you are younger than 12 but this film makes you feel warm inside after you've seen it and it's not short of a few giggles. The story is about Miley Stewart and her secret identity which she tries to conceal from the world so that she can lead a normal life. It's a journey of Miley trying to find herself and making sacrifices. The songs and the dances will make you want to sing and dance along and it'll make you feel young at heart
I do not regularly watch Hannah Montana on the disney channel but i was forced to see this film with my friend. And i was thankful that i saw this film. The cheesy songs and cringey dances had me gripped on the not very good storyline but yet a great family film. Miley Cyrus is clearly a performer, which she probably gets off of her dad. The film which was probably around 1 hour 30 mins flew by and i was suprised when the ending credits appeared on the screen. I highly recommend this film for anyone to see. You don't even have to be a fan of the Disney Channel or even have watched Hannnah Montana before! But i suppose why i loved this film so much was because i am a huge fan of High School Musical i think this is slightly the same. I love these feel-good films because where else do you see always smiling, singing and dancing teenagers? But do not only see the film, get the soundtrack, learn the dance moves as it is the most fun i had had in a long time after doing just that :)
Hannah Montana has been a huge success on the Disney Channel. The TV series tells the tale of Miley Stewart and how she is "secret pop star" Hannah at night, and a regular schoolgirl during the day.
The concept is a brilliant one for kids but harder for those over a certain age to swallow - I mean the only physical change between Miley and Hannah is a blonde wig! The charm of the TV show however is the comedy, particularly the sparring between some of the characters and the "cosy" feel you get from the studio sets depicting the Stewart family home, school and the beach.
My daughter is a huge Hannah Montana fan so there was never going to be any doubt we would be going to the cinema to see this film when it was released.
I will preface this by saying she absolutely loved it - and I suppose she should. She is 12 and part of the target audience for the movie. Her friend loved it too. Me - well, I had problems with it.
Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) is getting a little too big for her boots as her pop career as Hannah Montana becomes a global phenomenon. She upstages her best friend Lily (Emily Osment) at Lily's "sweet sixteen" party, gets photographed in a catfight with Tyra Banks over a pair of free designer shoes and misses saying goodbye to her brother Jackson (Jason Earles) as he leaves Los Angeles to start university in the family's home state of Tennessee.
She is also being stalked by a journalist named Oswald (Peter Gunn) from a British sleaze rag called Bom Chic, who through eavesdropping discovers Hannah has a secret and is determined to find out what this secret is and publish it as a world exclusive.
Miley's widowed father Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) is frustrated with her behaviour and finally snaps when Miley informs him she cannot go to her grandmother's birthday celebrations in Tennessee due to a conflicting engagement in New York as Hannah Montana. Robby outsmarts Miley and her publicist Vita (Vanessa Williams) by hiring a private jet and promptly informing the pilot to fly to Tennessee instead of New York.
Miley is therefore effectively grounded in the small town of Crowley Corners for the next two weeks with Robby hoping the experience will teach her not to forget where she came from. In the ensuing period both Miley and her father are left to contemplate - can they really have the best of both worlds?
If you like tall tales and simplistic explanations, this is the kind of movie you will enjoy. It's totally aimed at children and works well with that audience, but there's not so much for the adults watching this to enjoy, which for me as a parent, is the difference between what I would classify as an entertaining diversion or purgatory.
"Hannah Montana - the Movie" has a very flimsy storyline and few truly good actors to carry it. Both Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus are acceptable actors rather than outstanding ones, and I have always felt when watching the TV series they were merely playing themselves, particularly Miley. Billy Ray usually brings in the laughs in the TV version in scenes where he spars with Jason Earles, however this isn't exploited in the film version at all. This is a shame as Earles is a fine comic actor who is excellent in his all too few scenes in the movie.
Peter Gunn, who plays the sleazy journalist Oswald, isn't as odious as he could be. Of course this being a Hollywood movie, the baddies are all Brits and it is to the usual British stereotype that the producers turn. Oswald has a distinctly northern accent but his daughters are two impossibly posh jolly hockey stick types who attend a boarding school. Why Hollywood, and in particular Disney, persist with this mythical portrayal of us Brits mystifies and irks me, particularly given the director of this Disney film is British himself.
The best performances I felt came from Margo Martindale as Miley's grandmother Ruby, who gives a truly touching and believable performance and from an ever dependable Vanessa Williams. Tyra Banks has fun portraying herself but Barry Bostwick is wasted in his small part as a property developer. There was a fine chemistry between him and Margo Martindale which I felt the director failed to capitalise upon.
Disney have also gone down the predictable road of idealising rural Tennessee and portraying the property developers who want to build a mall as being evil and manipulative. Coming from a company as pervasive as Disney, this is more than a little hypocritical. We also get lots of pops at California from those simple country folks, which is obviously a nod towards the middle America that hates Hollywood and tends to love films like this.
Don't get me wrong - the scenery in Tennessee is absolutely beautiful - and the downtown shots, filmed in the city of Columbia in the state are lovely - displaying streets full of mom and pop stores and a colourful farmer's market. However the scenes shot at Santa Monica pier in LA are equally ravishing and one wonders just how "mom and pop" downtown Columbia is in real life.
Probably the best thing about this film is the music. Miley Cyrus isn't a brilliant singer, but she performs her songs with flair. Better are the songs performed by Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts in cameo appearances, and the duet Miley performs with her father is particularly touching.
Overall however I was left feeling the Hannah Montana idea works better on TV - the characters don't seem big enough to fill the screen in a movie and there was too much Miley and Robby, and not enough of other regular characters from the TV series. The cynic in me would suggest this is because Billy Ray Cyrus is a co-producer of the film.
However I am fully aware of the fact I am an adult and this is a film aimed fairly and squarely at girls aged 14 and under - and the two 12 year olds I accompanied to see the film absolutely loved it, so clearly Disney know their market, and the box office receipts would bear this out.
So overall this is going to please your daughter if she is a Hannah Montana fan, but don't expect to be sucked in too much yourself.
Note - this is a film only review.
I went to see this on opening night at my local odeon. I am not a fan of Hannah Montanna-I'd never watched it before in my life but my friend likes it so wanted to go and we took my 8 year old niece along too.
The Plot follows Miley Stewart, a teenager who is also a singing superstar under the name of Hannah Montanna, very few people know she has an alter ego so it is a lot of trouble to keep this a secret. Miley goes to stay with her Gran in the summer and her family begin to notice how much she has changed since she has become Hannah Montanna. Her Grans hometown is in trouble with a company wanting to build a large mall and the residents opposing it-the only person who can save the day is Miley!
The film is great for kids with some classic comedy moments. The film follows Miley trying to escape paparazzi, falling in love and being discovered as Hannah Montanna. As expected, there are a vast amount of songs in the film and the soundtrack is very good including Miley Cyrus' 'The Climb' and Hannah Montannas 'You'll always find your way back home' and 'Hoedown Throwdown'.
There is a real feel good ending to the film and I came out of the cinema singing its praises, as did my niece. Please dont shrug it off if you've never seen the TV programme before, its a very good film of a very high standard.