Hannah Montana: The Movie

Last Updated on: May 18th, 2024

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009 Movie)

“Hannah Montana: The Movie” is a musical comedy-drama film released in 2009, based on the popular Disney Channel television series “Hannah Montana.” The film is directed by Peter Chelsom and stars Miley Cyrus in the lead role as Miley Stewart, a teenage girl who leads a secret double life as the famous pop star Hannah Montana.

In the film, Miley’s hectic lifestyle as Hannah Montana starts to take a toll on her personal life and relationships with her friends and family. To help her reconnect with her roots and find herself again, Miley’s father, Robby Ray Stewart (played by Billy Ray Cyrus), decides to take her back to her hometown of Crowley Corners in Tennessee.

Once in Crowley Corners, Miley tries to keep her identity as Hannah Montana a secret, but she soon discovers the joy of reconnecting with her grandmother, Ruby (played by Margo Martindale), and childhood best friend, Travis Brody (played by Lucas Till). As Miley spends time in her hometown, she begins to question whether she wants to continue her double life as Hannah Montana or embrace her true self as Miley Stewart.

The film explores themes of identity, family, and staying true to oneself. It features several musical performances, including original songs like “The Climb,” “Hoedown Throwdown,” and “Back to Tennessee,” as well as reimagined versions of songs from the TV series.

“Hannah Montana: The Movie” received a positive response from both fans and critics. It grossed over $169 million worldwide and showcased Miley Cyrus’s acting and musical talents. The film’s success contributed to the popularity of the “Hannah Montana” franchise and its continued influence on popular culture.

Overall, “Hannah Montana: The Movie” is a heartwarming and entertaining film that captures the essence of the beloved Disney Channel series while delivering a message about self-discovery and the importance of family and friends.

Fun Facts

  • “Hannah Montana: The Movie” is a 2009 musical comedy film based on the popular Disney Channel television series “Hannah Montana.” It stars Miley Cyrus as the titular character, Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana.
  • The film features a cameo appearance by Taylor Swift, who portrays herself. In the movie, Taylor Swift performs her hit song “Crazier,” which became a memorable moment for fans of both Swift and Hannah Montana.
  • “Hannah Montana: The Movie” was filmed in various locations, including Tennessee and California. The film showcases the beautiful countryside of Tennessee, adding a sense of authenticity to the story as Miley Stewart reconnects with her roots in the town of Crowley Corners.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2009
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $155.5 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Miley Cyrus: Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana
  • Emily Osment: Lilly Truscott
  • Jason Earles: Jackson Stewart
  • Billy Ray Cyrus: Robby Ray Stewart
  • Lucas Till: Travis Brody
  • Vanessa Williams: Vita
  • Margo Martindale: Grandma Ruby
  • Peter Gunn: Oswald Granger
  • Rachel Woods: Phoebe Granger
  • Natalia Dyer: Clarissa Granger
  • Jared Carter: Derrick
  • Melora Hardin: Lorelai
  • Barry Bostwick: Mr. Bradley
  • Beau Billingslea: the Mayor of Crowley Corners
  • Katrina Hagger Smith: the mayor’s wife
  • Emily Grace Reaves: Cindy Lou
  • Jane Carr: Lucinda
  • Taylor Swift: Herself
  • Rascal Flatts: Themselves
  • Brooke Bell: Liza Bell


  • Director: Peter Chelsom
  • Producer: David Blocker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Steven Peterman and Michael Poryes
  • Music: John Debney

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