Hannah Montana stars as herself in this movie. It is a great movie that shows an in depth picture of her real life. Miley is a girl from a small town, who doubles as a famous teen celebrity, Hannah Montana. Having lots of fame has caused her to lose focus on the things that used to be so important to her. It is going to be her grandmother's birthday soon and her dad wants her to come with him and her brother Jackson back to their hometown for a celebration. She hasn't been back to her hometown in a long time, and really doesn't want to go. Not to mention that around the same time, she is supposed to be in New York doing some promoting as Hannah.
Lily her best friend is having her sweet 16 birthday party and Miley has promised to be there. She stops to get Lily a present and ends up getting into a fight with another celebrity. When leaving the store a media man who writes scandalous articles on celebrities follows her vehicle. Now she is in a dilemma, she got in the limo as Hannah and can not get out of the limo as Miley, or her identity will be revealed. She shows up to Lily's party as Hannah and of course the kids flock to her. This ruins Lily's spirits cause the attention is no longer on her, at her own party.
Miley's dad tricks her into going back to their hometown and she is furious when she finds out. She feels that she has nothing in common with the folks that live there, even though she once did. She meets an old friend and finds herself falling for him.
The town is about to be bought by some rich guy who wants to make the little town into a tourist resort and modernize it. The town people like it just the way it is and have to raise lots of money to save it. Miley mentions that she knows Hannah Montana and the townspeople see it as their chance to save the town. Lily comes to Miley's rescue by coming to town, pretending to be Hannah. Miley has a hard time being two people and eventually lets her town know the truth.
Miley learns that the town people accept her just the way she is and loves the idea of having their own Hannah Montana. She saves the town and herself.