I just watched this movie “The Last Song” an hour ago. It’s been in my laptop hard disk for few weeks since my sis gave it to me. It’s a typical of Nicholas Sparks’. This is a kind of chick-flick movie about love drama, family issue, how fragile life is. On the other hand, it reveals some meaningful life lessons, such as, forgiveness, mending strained relationships, and making past wrongs right.
I enjoyed this movie, I laughed, I cried. What I learned most from this movie is that everyone can make mistakes, and we’ll never be too late to fix the damage. Another thing, is about forgiveness. It’s difficult to forgive those who give us terrible scars, yet as time goes by we realize that many times we’re gonna screw up, but somehow we forgive and we move on.
From this movie, I also get that love is a big thing.
It’s more than just a feeling. It’s more than just a couple thing.
Trust, understanding, honesty, acceptance, forgiveness.
It maybe something like when you able to see the person as he/she is and choose him/her, beyond all his/her stunning features.
It maybe something like when you’re willing to stand by his/her side, through whatever his/her worst circumstances.
It maybe something like when you keep fighting for him/her, although he/she might told you to leave, because somehow you know that letting go is not always the answer.
It maybe something like when you can be just who you are, feel what you feel, because you believe that he/she takes you for all of you,
Here is the synopsis and at the end of this post, I will give you a song that was played for Steve’s funeral.
At seventeen, Veronica “Ronnie” Miller (Miley Cyrus) remains as rebellious as she was the day after her parents’ ugly divorce and father’s subsequent relocation to Georgia three years ago. Once a classical piano child prodigy under the tutelage of her father, Steve Miller (Greg Kinnear), Ronnie now rejects the instrument and has not spoken to her father since he left. While Juilliard School has been interested in her since she was young, Ronnie refuses to attend.
Now, Steve is given the chance to reconnect with his estranged daughter when her mother, Kim (Kelly Preston) sends the rebellious teen and her younger brother, Jonah (Bobby Coleman), to spend the summer with him. Steve, a former Juilliard School professor and concert pianist, now lives a quiet life in Tybee Island, the small Georgia beach town where he grew up, working on a stained glass window for the local church to replace the one the church lost in a fire.
Upon arrival, Ronnie is miserable, hostile and defensive toward all those around her, including handsome, popular Will Blakelee (Liam Hemsworth) whose introduction is crashing into her during a volleyball match, spilling Ronnie’s strawberry shake on her. She shrugs him off and meets Galdriel “Blaze”, an outcast who lives with her boyfriend Marcus. While at a beach campfire, Marcus hits on Ronnie and Blaze mistakes this for Ronnie flirting with him. Angered by this, Blaze sets Ronnie up by placing a bracelet in Ronnie’s bag. When Ronnie walks out she is promptly arrested, reminding her of an incident back at home. Later on, Ronnie discovers a Loggerhead Sea Turtle nest at the beach by her house and while protecting it, she meets Will again on his volunteer work for the aquarium. After a night of staying up to defend the turtles with Will, she discovers he is deeper than she believed.
As Ronnie falls in love with Will, she also manages to form a better, stronger bond with her father. As their relationship deepens, her father collapses with a coughing fit one day. Ronnie immediately takes Steve to the hospital to realize that he had been diagnosed with cancer long before her summer visit. She decides to start spending more time with her father since he is not likely to live much longer. Around the same time Ronnie and Will get into a fight. And then Will leaves for college so there is no time to patch things up.
Steve has been working on a piece of music for quite a while, being the composer that he is. Fall comes and Jonah has to return to New York for the school year but Ronnie stays behind to take care of her father. Leading a slow life she tries to fill the three years of ignoring her father into a couple months. Finally, Steve’s death comes along and Ronnie is heartbroken.
At his funeral she stands up to make a speech but declares that none of the speeches she wrote would ever be able to show how wonderful her father is. Instead, she finishes up the piece of music her father had been writing but never finished during his life.
After the funeral while Ronnie is talking to the attendants, she runs into Will. The two end up patching everything up. At the end of the movie Ronnie tells Will that she will be attending Juilliard for the second semester. Will surprises Ronnie by revealing that he will be transferring to Columbia the second semester.
“Love is fragile and we’re not always its best caretakers. Even the best of us make mistakes; we just muddle through and do the best we can to hope this fragile thing will survive by all odds.”