Dear John

Dear John

Dear John

A romance from the author of The Notebook and the director of Chocolat, starring Channing Tatum (Step Up) as John and Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) as Savannah. They are a couple in love, torn apart by John's duty to the US Army.

John is a young soldier home on leave and Savannah is an idealistic college student who he falls for during her spring vacation (he dives into the sea to retrieve her purse). Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployments – culminating in America’s call-to-arms after 9/11. Whilst meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters – correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence & Sex Scenes108 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Pretty bad

This movie is not worth paying to see. I mean we were laughing in places were were probably supposed to be crying in...the father garnered more emotion from us than the relationship between the two leads. So overall it was quite ridiculous and nowhere near the level of the notebook.

1.0
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dear john

far to slow found it hard to keep awake. patty

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Looks amazing.

Have just finished reading the book, and like every other Nicholas Sparks book I have read, it did not disappoint. Cannot wait for this movie. Must have: waterproof mascara & a box of tissues (:

5.0
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Variety

Variety

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Ultimately, the story feels as if it's killing time before throwing the next hurdle at the couple.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

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After the Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe and the Last Song, another Nicholas Sparks book makes its way to the big screen.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Dear John carefully distills selected elements of human experience and reduces them to a sweet and digestible syrup. It may not be strong medicine, but it delivers an effective, pleasing dose of pure sentiment and vicarious heartache.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Dear John exists only to coddle the sentiments of undemanding dreamers, and plunge us into a world where the only evil is the interruption of the good.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Fans of The Notebook will forgive this film its flaws

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

press

Dear John, oh how I hate to write. But write I must, and here I go.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The film, while heartfelt and directed by multiple-Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, is dramatically stillborn.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A touching melodrama illuminated by a solid turn from Tatum.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Ultimately, the story feels as if it's killing time before throwing the next hurdle at the couple.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

After the Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe and the Last Song, another Nicholas Sparks book makes its way to the big screen.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Dear John carefully distills selected elements of human experience and reduces them to a sweet and digestible syrup. It may not be strong medicine, but it delivers an effective, pleasing dose of pure sentiment and vicarious heartache.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Dear John exists only to coddle the sentiments of undemanding dreamers, and plunge us into a world where the only evil is the interruption of the good.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Fans of The Notebook will forgive this film its flaws

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Dear John, oh how I hate to write. But write I must, and here I go.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film, while heartfelt and directed by multiple-Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, is dramatically stillborn.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A touching melodrama illuminated by a solid turn from Tatum.

0

Pretty bad

This movie is not worth paying to see. I mean we were laughing in places were were probably supposed to be crying in...the father garnered more emotion from us than the relationship between the two leads. So overall it was quite ridiculous and nowhere near the level of the notebook.

1.0
0

dear john

far to slow found it hard to keep awake. patty

0

Looks amazing.

Have just finished reading the book, and like every other Nicholas Sparks book I have read, it did not disappoint. Cannot wait for this movie. Must have: waterproof mascara & a box of tissues (:

5.0
0