THE Disney Channel's phenomenally popular Hannah Montana transformed Miley Cyrus into a teen pin-up virtually overnight when the series debuted in 2006.

Last year's inaugural cinema outing, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert, cemented the popularity of the teenager and her fictitious alter ego, splicing stage performances with backstage footage.

Now, Miley returns to the big screen in the perky pop princess’ first dramatic feature, searching for love in this sentimental rites of passage drama, interspersed with thigh-slapping musical sequences.

Hannah Montana – The Movie is drizzled with sentiment and peppered with wholesome values, promoting the family unit and the value of enduring friendship ahead of material wealth.

Each narrative twist and turn is clearly signposted, giving the target teen audience plenty of time to get their tissues ready as Hannah makes the most important decision of her life.

When Hannah gets too big for her boots, her dad drags her back home to Tennessee to bring her back down to earth – something she starts out resenting but inevitably ends up appreciating, especially when she is reunited with her childhood crush.

And when an evil developer threatens Hannah’s home town, it is the perfect excuse for her to save the day by organising a benefit concert – helped by her ever present dad, of course, Achy Brakey Heart hitmaker Billy Ray Cyrus!