Hannah Montana: The Movie – in cinemas now

hannah-montana1The TV sitcom that shot 16-year-old Miley Cyrus to megastardom has now spawned a move of the same name. As well as being a guaranteed cash cow for Disney, the move also heralds a comeback for Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus, who became a one-hit-wonder with the tremendously irritating ‘Achy Breaky Heart’.

For those not familiar with Disney’s teenage phenomenon, Hannah Montana the pop star alter ego of Miley Stewart, who lives a double life thanks to one blonde wig. It’s no wonder that she commands such an impassioned tween following: here bere we see her living the dream of being both an ordinary teenager and massively successful pop star.

A predictable plot sees Miley get too big for her boots and being whisked off to the country by her Billy Ray, who plays her onscreen father, where she rediscovers the simple life and renounces the consumerism of Beverly Hills. But the folks back in Tennessee have no idea that Miley has become world famous as Hannah Montana, so she has to keep switching identities.

Girls of a certain age will love this sparky if lazy film, but save a few catchy tunes, Disney have left parents little to savour.

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