Dear “The Last Song”

3 Apr

Dear “The Last Song”,

Yes. I saw you last night. In the theater. For a really, really good reason.

And no, that really, really good reason is not Miley Cyrus.

It was NOT because I love Nicholas Sparks. Or even The Notebook.  Though somehow my sister and I both managed to forget that, because it’s a Nicholas Sparks movie SPOILER ALERT of course somebody dies. Come on, it’s called “The Last Song.” DUH. And yes, I cried.

My very good reason for seeing this movie? Hallock Beals, who plays Scott, the love interest’s best friend. Yes. Liam Hemsworth’s fictional best friend is played by a BOY WHO USED TO RIP LIMBS OFF MY BARBIE DOLLS. Then throw them off the playset in my backyard.  I ended up with a Barbie my sister called “Vietnam Vet Ken” because he was missing a leg. Makes total sense.


Anyway, how cool is that?!? Plus Scott is kind of a big deal in the movie. He not only is crucial to the volleyball playing scene, it turns out one of major plotlines of the movie hinges on his character.  And his ability to portray conflicted emotion. And he was GREAT!

(Also: when, exactly, did Disney starlets stop pretending to even act and just start calling themselves by their real-life names? i.e. Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana goes by Miley? WHAT WAS WRONG WITH TOPANGA?)


I’ll take a new Ken doll whenever you get a chance.




8 Responses to “Dear “The Last Song””

  1. skhor 3 April 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Did you ever make clothing for Vet Ken?

  2. margaret michelle 4 April 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    NO…..maybe. Does pinning one pant leg up count?

  3. margaret michelle 4 April 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    I’d like to clarify that we were not mocking veterans in any way. We were pretty young. My sister must have just been learning about the Vietnam war in school or something, and she just pulled that idea out as a reasonable explanation of why someone might have lost a leg.

    Barbie struggled with the changes in lifestyle, though. She’s shallow.

  4. skhor 4 April 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Well, I’d imagine Ken’s lack of other appendages made the limbs all the more desirable.

  5. skhor 4 April 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Just sayin’.

  6. Bernard Osisek 12 April 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I am a big fan of your blog and I read it regularly. Keep up the great work!


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