Hannah Montana: The Movie

April 10th, 2009


Hannah Montana: The Movie

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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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 3.6/10 (17,954 voted)

Critic's Score: 47/100

Director: Peter Chelsom

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus

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.

Writers: Daniel Berendsen, Michael Poryes

Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana / Miley Stewart
Billy Ray Cyrus - Robby Ray Stewart
Emily Osment - Lilly Truscott
Jason Earles - Jackson Rod Stewart
Mitchel Musso - Oliver Oken
Moises Arias - Rico
Lucas Till - Travis Brody
Vanessa Williams - Vita
Margo Martindale - Ruby
Peter Gunn - Oswald Granger
Melora Hardin - Lorelai
Jared Carter - Derrick
Barry Bostwick - Mr. Bradley
Beau Billingslea - Mayor
Katrina Smith - Mayor's Wife (as Katrina Hagger Smith)

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


Official Website: Disney [Japan] | Walt Disney Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 10 April 2009

Filming Locations: California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $32,324,487 (USA) (12 April 2009) (3118 Screens)

Gross: $155,525,718 (Worldwide) (18 May 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

With $17.4 mil, had the best opening-day gross for a live-action G-rated movie ever.

Revealing mistakes: Near the beginning when Miley is leaving gym class and stops at her locker you can see her pull it open a little and the fiddles with the lock, as it unlocking it. But if it was really locked to begin with it wouldn't have opened at all.

Robby Ray Stewart: You got in a shoe fight!
Hannah Montana: Daddy, don't do this.
Robby Ray Stewart: I Think we're done.
Hannah Montana: So you're saying I can never be Hannah again?
Robby Ray Stewart: Ask me in 2 weeks.

User Review

Miley Cyrus is like a vermin in the Western World

Rating: 1/10

No, Really.

The incredible lack of quality in this film is not only intensified by Miley Cyrus' lack of acting or singing skills, it is aggravated as the entire movie resolves around her own "inner struggle"(huh). She is incapable of delivering her lines with any sort of credibility or patience whatsoever and has to rely on being loud and intense in order to keep people's attention. That showcasts how her on-screen persona is similar to her on-stage persona: In order to hide her obvious flaws in talent, simply distracting the fandom (teenage girls usually between 6 and 13) with over exaggerated moves and expressions tends to do the trick. Some people might call that "Being relatable" or "Having a stage presence", I call that a plot to remain in the spotlight of 10 year old girls (All while failing at "overgrowing her character" by dating a 21 year old underwear model and uploading half naked pictures of herself in real life).

Billy Ray Cyrus, on the other hand, is the complete opposite of his daughter. Instead of overstating every single line and facial expression, he barely manages to pull them off with disdain. I swear to you, his repertory of expressions and emotions is even smaller than the list of his musical hits.

The screenplay is just what one would expect from a Disney Channel movie. You will not find a "Finding Nemo" or a "Wall-E" on this one, just a simple "sweet tale" about a character struggling while finding young love (Except that it fails at that too, given not only that the main characters do not last together for long and that on the show the Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana character changes boyfriends as fast as she changes tampons). The love interest is so disgustingly clichéd that you might just laugh at his fakeness. The jokes, as expected coming from a Hannah Montana movie, are simply not funny at all.

In fact, the entire movie gets so lame and predictable that it becomes yet another proof of how -for everyone's sake- Disney Channel's writers are ought to commit suicide.

Now on the music (Or lack thereof). The soundtrack is just what would be expected by Hannah Montana: songs filled with self-references and childish squabble. Although it meets its purpose of making small children happy, it is nothing more than that.

The movie includes a ridiculous Macarena wannabe "dance song" which is so incredibly complex that not even her fandom will replicate it without a severe amount of effort (Were they actually expecting people to dance the Howdown whatever? It's not like its simple, or easy for that matter).

Miley Cyrus and her dad are simply not talented at all in the musical arena. The only song worth saving from this whole mess is The Climb, which is actually deep and thought provoking.

If you are not a tormented parent who is being absolutely threatened by his daughter to go see this film with her, I implore you for your own sake, take that money elsewhere and save yourself the nuisance. Because in the end that is the only thing this is.


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