Title: Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
Duration: 102 min
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles
IMDB Rating : 3/10
Directed by Peter Chelsom “Hannah Montana The Movie” is a title that needs neither introduction nor punctuation. The film stars 16-year-old Miley Cyrus — 16, but with the showbiz wiles and Brenda Vaccaro voice of a 40-year-old — in a big-screen stretchy-pants expansion of the Disney Channel TV series. Miley / Hannah must save her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tenn., from a developer (Barry Bostwick) who wants to build a mall and ruin the scenery. (Maybe Miley and the gang will take on Wal-Mart in a sequel.) This, at least, requires the pop phenom with the double life to use her song stylings for a community fundraiser instead of the usual career advancement. We all want to be rock stars, I guess. As a preteen I entertained vague desires either to be Groucho Marx or Dean Jones (twitchy though he was) or Duke Ellington or Dan Rowan or Dick Martin. “Hannah Montana The Movie” asserts that we can have it all: the drug of fame and the respite of normal life — at one point, Dad refers to putting his pop star daughter on “Hannah Montana detox” — as long as the fan base maintains its love.