- Cast: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear, Bobby Coleman, Hallock Beals, Kelly Preston, Stephanie Leigh, Nick Searcy, Carly Chaikin, Kate Vernon, Nick Lashaway, Melissa Ordway, Rhoda Griffis, Lance E. Nichols, Adam Barnett, Bonnie Johnson, Kricket Ichwantoro
- Director: Julie Anne Robinson
- Writers: Nicholas Sparks, Jeff Van Wie
- Producers: Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman
- Co Producer: Dara Weintraub
- Executive Producer: Tish Cyrus
- Art Direction: Scott Meehan
- Castings: Amanda Mackey Johnson, Cathy Sandrich
- Costume Design: Louise Frogley
- D.O.P.: John Lindley
- Editor: Nancy Richardson
- Makeup: John R. Bayless
- Music: Aaron Zigman
- Production Design: Nelson Coates
- Set Decoration: James Edward Ferrell Jr.
Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Tybee Island, Georgia.
Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father ...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer on Tybee Island with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.
The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story about love in its myriad forms - first love, the love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that deeply felt relationships can break our hearts ...and heal them.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Georgia, USA
- MPAA Warning: Thematic material, some violence, sensuality and mild language
- Production Budget: $22 million
- Production Companies: Offspring Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures
- Production Schedule: 15 June 2009 - 17 August 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "While his tale of post-marriage romance in "Nights in Rodanthe" didn't catch fire, the film versions of Nicholas Sparks' young love tales "A Walk to Remember" and "The Notebook" became sleeper hits that proved strong draws for women young and old. Notably 'Walk' also launched the career of then teen pop star Mandy Moore who has since gone on to prove herself a strong little actress in her own right. Now comes an adaptation that essentially serves as a vehicle for tween sensation Miley Cyrus, in the process bringing with it a built-in audience and a certain amount of baggage.
Unlike the previous films, Sparks wrote this screenplay first and with Cyrus in mind for the lead role before adapting it into a novel. However the singer/actress has yet to prove herself in film work outside of her "Hannah Montana" franchise while Disney, who is making the film, is likely toning down any remotely edgy content in this to keep their 'Miley' brand safe for the family values crowd. Sparks himself stated that he had concerns himself about Cyrus' abilities though upon visiting the set seemed pleased with the work she was doing, it'll take more than his word to quell concerns though.
Her love interest, originally to be played by promising upcoming British actor Rafi Gavron, ultimately went to newcomer Liam Hemsworth. The Aussie actor is the least known but also the youngest of three tall and handsome acting brothers with his older brother and former soap star Chris Hemsworth making a name for himself in films like "Star Trek" and the upcoming "Thor". A release delay from January to the Easter weekend in April was a good call on the studio's part and should guarantee a strong opening, whether it will do the kind of repeat business of those other Sparks' movies though - we'll see."