The Book vs the Movie: The Last Song



Book written by Nicholas Sparks, 2009

Movie directed by Julie Anne Robinson, 2010

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Seventeen year-old Veronica “Ronnie” Miller’s life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father… until her mother decides it would be in everyone’s best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him.

Ronnie’s father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms – first love, the love between parents and children – that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts… and heal them.


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Which I Viewed First: The book.

Which I Enjoyed Most: The book.

Out of 5 stars, the Book Gets: 4 stars.

Out of 5 stars, the Movie Gets: 3.5 stars.

Things the Book Did Better: More information, more character depth.

Things the Movie Did Better: Liked it, but not as well as the book. Also couldn’t really get into Miley Cyrus’ portrayal of Ronnie. I really did love the sea turtle hatching scene, though! 🙂

Verdict?: The book.

Why?: The book seemed to be deeper and more enjoyable than the movie.

Should the movie be re-made?: Not really.

What do you think? Agree, disagree? Would love to hear your thoughts!



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