Hannah Montana: The Movie

Released 2009


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Peter Chelsom

Hannah Montana: The Movie is a 2009 Disney musical comedy directed by Peter Chelsom. The film is based on the Disney series Hannah Montana. In the show, Robby Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus) has spent many years protecting his daughter, Miley's (Miley Cyrus) secret identity as the pop singer, Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus). No one outside their immediate family, besides a few of Miley's close friends, knows the teenager is actually a world-renowned singer. Unfortunately for Robby, a string of bad behavior from Miley shows him that his young daughter needs reminded of where she came from and who he wants her to become. To accomplish this he takes her to their hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee. Miley/Hannah is not happy about the trip home even though it's her grandma Ruby's (Margo Martindale) birthday. While on the trip, her best friend, Lilly (Emily Osment) comes to visit and she is reunited with a childhood friend, Travis (Lucas Till). After spending some time at home with friends and family, Miley begins to reconsider her choice to live a double life and must decide once and for all who she wants to become.



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  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    It's just as awesome as the tv show only bigger and prettier.

  • 70


    A goofily endearing romp that might even lasso a few new fans.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    In the end, Hannah Montana: The Movie is big, beautiful, a little boring and utterly safe. There are flashes of inspiration -- the "Hoedown Throwdown" dance, the scenes between Mar...

  • Pretty pointless movie

    Pretty much what the title says. Allow me to elaborate.

    Plot- Basically Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana starts acting like a real diva so her dad tricks her into going to Tennessee, her home town, and at first she tries to "save" Hannah Montana (honey Hannah Montana will still be there when you get home) but then grows to love it (shocker) when she meets this boy. She messes up and then suddenly all is forgiven. (again, shocker) The relationship between Miley and the boy is pretty stupid and pointless. Especially since in the show, Miley acts like IT NEVER HAPPENED. Seriously this movie may as well not even exist. The songs are just pretty ok. Just what you'd expect out of a Hannah Montana special. The only song that surprised me was "The Climb" which is actually thoughtful and deep. It just didn't really belong in the movie considering the movie was pretty stupid. The part I hated the most in this movie was when they played the theme song. Her vocals were just downright awful, and it was SOOO long. And the part at the end when she said "Best of both best of both best of both" was supposed to be funny I guess but it was just downright annoying. And on the cover of the DVD box it says "she has the best of both worlds. now she just needs to choose one" LMAO that has got to be the stupidest thing I ever heard. and in the end SHE STILL CHOOSES BOTH IDIOTS!! The jokes are pretty stupid. In one scene there's a phone call between this fat British guy and this chick and she says " i want the dirt" and the guy says "trust me i'm all over it" GET IT!!! BECAUSE HE'S COVERED IN DIRT!! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL pretty lame. The thing that bothers me the most about this movie is the fact that Miley seems to be letting Hannah completely take over her life. Not saying goodbye to Jackson as he leaves for college, not being there for Lily's sweet 16 party (because she was at a shoe fight. a shoe fight? really?) and when she does get there, she upstages her by singing some stupid song called "Let's Get Crazy" and causes Lily to feel humiliated and angry. But does Miley care? NO! I really hate this movie. And right after that she says "you will never ever make it up to me" when not even a day later they're all friends again for some reason, when Miley never even apologized.

    And that "Hoedown Throwdown" song was just stupid and the title is laughable. Yeah let's go throw some hoes down BITCH!!! It sounds more like it should be some shitty gangster rap song then a country pop kids song.

    Overall this movie was stupid and pointless. Did we really need this movie? It has no affect or impact on the TV show at all. It was only made so Disney could make a few big bucks and unfortunately they succeeded in doing that. Kids under the age of 13 will love it. I know this movie was intended for little girls, but it just really depresses me to see their intelligence made fun of by watching this movie. Don't expect another "Finding Nemo" or "Wall-E". No instead you can expect a piece of poop. A pointless piece of poop. I'd rate this lower if it wasn't for "The Climb" song.moreless
  • Cool!

  • Hmm...

    This could have been a VERY good movie if it were released as a TV movie. The music were just perfect, amazing, well performed and written. The bad thing with this movie is the acting and the way it felt like it was just a long episode. Disney could have done a very good film, but they just didn't do it. Miley did a good job, but nothing out of this world, the moments between she and her father were empty and touchless. The best thing, by far, was the Taylor Swfit cameo.moreless
  • booo!

    it siuck so bad i just want to reverse time and kill all the people that did this film
  • Only made for the $$$$ and the fact that Hannah Montana was popular at the time, nothing more, nothing less.

    As a stockholder in The Walt Disney Company, I understand this movie is just a way for the Disney Channel to let their Hannah Montana fad make more money. There's nothing wrong with that, but the problem is if you just focus on making money, it distracts you from making a good story. Hannah Montana: The Movie is a pathetic feature that was spewed out just to make a quick buck, and I feel sorry for children that are being brought into watching it.

    Let's start out with the plot, when I watched this movie on the Disney Channel one night, I could tell right away that this was nothing but a 2 hour episode of the DC original series. Trust me, I can't say the show is any better. Never before have I seen a movie without any interesting and/or likable characters, less of a plot, and all the sugarcoated-ness Disney Channel's teenybopper fluff is known for all wrapped into one trainwreck of a movie. I hated every bit of it, especially the big dance number at I think looks like a carnival. For all you Tyra Banks fans out there, Banks makes a cameo in the film as Miley's rival. Country music sweetheart Taylor Swift also makes an appearance, but even that won't stop the movie from being so weak.

    Nothing about Hannah Montana: The Movie works, not the writing, not the musical numbers, nothing. And, the songs are not the least bit memorable (at least not to me). I'm sure you can't hum at least one of them, and if you can, Don't. Now since Bob Iger became the CEO of Disney in 2005, he's been trying to bring Disney back to it's glory days when animation was the main point of the company, and its live action development, even though releasing some disappointments, at least are entertaining. Hannah Montana: The Movie and anything Disney Channel-related fails to meet that standard, but hey, that may be too complimentary, this would have been a bad movie if it were made during Walt's era. You are warned.moreless

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Arts, Comedy, Drama, Kids, Music


Family Comedies, Tweens, Pre-Teens, Family Dramas, young love