New York Post: “Displaying approximately 1½ expressions, the teenage Cyrus pouts her way through a fire, a wedding and a funeral — not to mention intervening in an abusive relationship, digging out guilty secrets and resisting overtures from her dad, whom she’s never forgiven for her parents’ divorce.”
Associated Press: ”Her dramatic abilities largely consist of two moves — scrunching up her face and staring wistfully into the distance.”
Metromix Chicago: “The worst movie star since Dane Cook. Her emotional range includes happy and mad and nothing in between.”
Boston Globe: “Allegedly, this is the film in which Cyrus gets all, like, dramatic. If by “dramatic’’ one means pouty, sullen, and cute, then OK. But it’s not tragedy you sense behind those big brown eyes. It’s a party in the USA.”
USA Today: “Miley Cyrus sulks and sneers her way through her first dramatic role. There is a modicum of chemistry between the rebellious Ronnie and the polite and ecologically minded Will (Liam Hemsworth). But, perhaps to hedge her shaky dramatic bets, about halfway through the movie, Cyrus bursts into song along with the radio.”
Cyrus admits that after watching the Last Song, she’ll probably seek out some professional help, reports Perez Hilton.
“”I’ve not taken like acting lessons or anything, but it doesn’t mean I don’t need to because I’m sure I do. Once I watch this film in the theatre, I’m probably going to go book an acting coach.”
Those may be the wisest words that have ever lisped their way out of Cyrus’ mouth.