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Film Fans: 'Hannah Montana' is fun for the kids

EDITOR'S NOTE - Film Fans runs in the Friday Weekend section of the Gwinnett Daily Post. It features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features

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3 1/2 stars out of 4

This movie is rated G and seems completely safe for all the family. I took my two children

(ages 5 and 11), and they enjoyed the show immensely. I would have given the film a 4-star rating except some of the humor was just a little too silly for me. The whole part with the ferret doesn't seem relevant to the story. My young son got quite a kick out of the alligator biting Jackson's derrière.

The importance of family relationships is stressed, and Miley learns an invaluable lesson about being real as opposed to putting on airs. These are important values and the story is enjoyable and the music is OK, even for an old guy like me.

- J. P. Zinn, Lawrenceville

2 stars out of 4

Take her or leave her, there is no denying that Hannah Montana is the queen of all things cool for the under 12 crowd. In her big screen debut, Hannah (Miley Cyrus) suffers from an identity crisis of Superman proportions. Is she still down home country girl Miley Stewart, or is her wig wearing, pop princess alter ego the real deal? Only a friendly, fatherly kidnapping to her family's backwoods Tennessee hometown can help her find the answer.

Cheesy to the core, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" will be hard-pressed to score an adult fan base, but I can guarantee you that the kids are gonna love it.

- Lindsey Rice, Snellville