The Last Song Personal Response

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“The Last Song” is a breathtaking film directed by Julie-Anne Robinson about a teenage girl, Ronnie, whose parents divorced when she was young and she has been rebellious ever since. Ronnie and her father had a special language they spoke through, music. When Ronnie’s parents divorce she refused to play. Not only did she loose contact with her dad she lost contact with music too. This is until Ronnie and her brother Jonah are sent to stay with their dad in North Carolina over the summer. The main themes in this movie are love and forgiveness and Ronnie is truly admirable in both these aspects.

Ronnie’s relationship with her dad is lost when her parents divorced because they had a special connection through music. Ronnie blamed her dad for leaving the family and she had been rebellious ever since. When Ronnie is sent to live with her dad for the summer she falls in love with a local boy, Will, and soon realises that “Love is fragile. And we’re not always its best caretakers. We just muddle through and do the best we can and hope this fragile thing survives against all odds.” Ronnie begins turning to her dad for advice and their relationship grows again. Ronnie’s connection with her dad through music is also reunited when Ronnie finds courage to play piano in front of Will. As the relationship between Ronnie and her dad grows she discovers that he has been suffering from cancer that soon takes his life. Ronnie stays with him until the very last second and some of their most memorable moments happen during this time. Personally I would never have been strong enongh to watch my own dad die knowing there was nothing I could do to save him. Ronnies dad didn’t want her to see him in such a condition but Ronnie insisted on staying by his side. Sadly this happened to a friend of mine who had to watch his mum slowly die of cancer. I still remember walking into the classroom in Year 3 and seeing the teacher, parents and students crying. Everybody was grieving...
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