What’s on DVD Tuesday, August 17, 2010?!
The Last Song
This romantic tearjerker from writer Nicholas Sparks (Dear John, The Notebook) can be formulaic at times, but it stays interesting thanks to pacing and snappy dialogue. Miley Cyrus sulks through The Last Song as troubled teen Ronnie, who resents her father (Greg Kinnear) for divorcing Mom (Kelly Preston) and leaving the family. A piano prodigy, Ronnie refuses to play after her father leaves, and she snubs admission to Julliard. Ronnie and her wisecracking brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman) are sent to spend the summer with their father in a small Georgia beach town. (Amazon)
Humans are out to destroy the forest in the name of progress, but the animals that live there won’t go out without a fight. We’ve seen it before in films like Over the Hedge, but this time it’s a green, eco-friendly company versus a very organized group of animals under the leadership of a clever raccoon. Dan (Brendan Fraser) is the project manager who has moved his family from Chicago to the middle of an Oregon forest to live on-site in the community’s model home. His wife Tammy (Brooke Shields) and son Tyler (Matt Prokop) aren’t particularly happy about the move, but how bad can it be for one year? (Amazon)