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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

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As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director:

Peter Chelsom

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Dan Berendsen, Michael Poryes (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miley Cyrus ... Hannah / Miley
Billy Ray Cyrus ... Robby Ray
Emily Osment ... Lilly
Jason Earles ... Jackson
Mitchel Musso ... Oliver
Moises Arias ... Rico
Lucas Till ... Travis Brody
Vanessa Williams ... Vita
Margo Martindale ... Ruby
Peter Gunn ... Oswald Granger
Melora Hardin ... Lorelai
Jared Carter Jared Carter ... Derrick
Barry Bostwick ... Mr. Bradley
Beau Billingslea ... Mayor
Katrina Smith ... Mayor's Wife (as Katrina Hagger Smith)
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Miley Stewart is like any other teenage girl. She juggles friends, school and family, but unlike most teenagers, she is secretly a pop star called Hannah Montana. When her popularity starts to take control of her life, her father sends her on a vacation to his hometown in the Tennessee back country, to give her a perspective on what really matters in life. Written by Tom Daly

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She has the best of both worlds... now, she has to pick just one.


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Trivia

Rascal Flatts rewrote the lyrics of their song "Backwards" to fit the movie's young audience. The verse "You get your mind back, your nerves back, your first heart attack back" was changed to "You get your mind back, your nerves back, your achy breaky heart back" as a reference to the 1990's hit "Achy Breaky Heart", sung by Billy Ray Cyrus. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after the first verse of song Hoedown Throwdown, Miley picks up the mic from the stand with her right hand, then within two seconds the mic is placed on the stand and not in her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Montana: [after getting eggs from the chicken coop] Y'all couldn't wait?
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Soundtracks

Let's Do This
Written by Derek George, Tim Owens, Adam Tefteller & Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore)
Performed by Miley Cyrus (as Hannah Montana)
Produced by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore), Jason Gleed and Alana Da Fonseca
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Cute and enjoyable
17 March 2013 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

First of all, let me say I'm the same age as Billy Ray Cyrus and, although I never cared for the man after the atrocious "Achy Breaky Heart", once I discovered Hannah Montana on ABC Kids on Saturday morning, and even after trying out the show once when I was in a motel with all the cable channels, I actually liked him as an actor. And my opinion on his one hit song has improved over the years.

But except for the music, I've found Miley Stewart and her friend Lily adorable. It would be nice if the ABC broadcast network could have shown us more than the one season, but that was enough for me to develop a taste for these characters. Sure, it's corny Disney fluff, but that's my kind of entertainment.

Robby Ray has strong family values, and he's not going to put up with any more nonsense from his daughter. It's a good message, especially in a world where teenage girls walk all over their clueless sitcom fathers. Well, this sitcom father has had enough.

Margo Martindale gives a fine performance, especially in one scene. She's not going to put up with her granddaughter thinking she's too good for small town life and the friends she has grown up with.

We have the stock Disney villain in Barry Bostwick. But I saw him in "Spin City" and know he's better than this. And of course the tabloid reporter who is a villain in his own way, going out of his way attempting to discover Hannah's secret. He has bubbly teen daughters who are obsessed fans who he has put in a strict Catholic school, and they're good for a few laughs.

And eventually the message gets through to Miley. But of course we have the standard deception story lines and the frantic switching back and forth between characters which I've seen done better, but it's still entertaining. I particularly liked seeing an attempt to make Lily pass as Hannah.

There's not much here that I would call music, but there's a lot that I would. I have mixed feelings about Miley Stewart's attempt to mix rap with banjos. The banjos I like. And in a scene that embarrasses Miley, family and friends perform what I would call good country music. There are a couple of good country songs. Even Taylor Swift does something that passes for country. Then we have Rascal Flatts, who sound surprisingly country on their instruments, but I can't get past the fact that their atrocious vocals sound like 'N Sync.

No one's winning awards for this. It's just fun.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

10 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,324,487, 12 April 2009

Gross USA:

$79,576,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,545,279
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