Dear John

2010

Action / Drama / Romance / War

173
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 122974

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Cast

Channing Tatum as John Tyree
Amanda Seyfried as Savannah Curtis
Scott Porter as Randy
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kirahheffner 7 / 10

not gonna lie,..i cried

For starters, i'm not a big critic of movies. And sure, this one wasn't very complex, the characters weren't surprising and there was no big twist at the end--but i thought it was compelling. I had just seen Amanda Seyfried star in letters to Juliet, and was surprised at the contrast in her two characters..so that has to say at least SOMETHING positive about her. plus i just think she's cute and likable.

and who knows, maybe i'm just a sap, or i watched it at the wrong time of day, but i did cry. It's the classic tragic love story. the relationship that everyone wants but no one really ever gets. and things just keep falling apart. Everyone knew the dad was gonna die and Savannah was gonna move on from John while he was gone..but something about seeing channing tatum cry broke my heart and i sniffled the rest of the movie through.

i certainly don't think you should buy it. i probably wouldn't watch it again. ( i rented it on 99 cent Monday at my local movie store) but my time wasn't wasted at all. you just have to be a girl in the right mood :)

Reviewed by inescid 7 / 10

7/10 - Eh

Okay sooo... I've watched this movie because my cousin was quite sick, and she wanted to watch a romance. I gave up on my idea of listening to Hamilton the whole afternoon, but whatever.

* REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS *

How do I begin? The beginning of this movie is so Grease-ish. Summer love, and then they follow different paths. Everything alright till then. John's father was portrayed amazingly, and so was Alan. But anyways, the beginning was okay.

In the middle of the movie, is where things get interesting. I was already imagining John's father would die, and that made me cry. I was enjoying the movie a lot, and the "she found a new guy"/ "they're engaged" part, was quite cliché as well. I thought they were going to be together at the end, but we'll get to that.

When John comes back, and writes the letter to his father, we all understand he was writing to him, not Savannah. That was okay as well, but, why showing that in the beginning of the movie? I mean, I think we all thought the letter was for "the girl", but apparently it wasn't. That confused me a lot.

What made me dislike the movie a lot, was Savannah's last letter. I guess we all were like "oh damn. She's going to marry that blond dude", but when her picture with Tim showed up, I started mumbling something like "Tell me that's Tim taking her to the church. It's not what it looks like. It can't be" That Tim-Savannah relationship was quite disgusting for me.

I mean, Tim was like a father to her, it was disgusting when I found out they were married. "Tim needed me, he needed me for Alan as well, and I was alone and I didn't know what I was doing"

I'm sorry, but you're practically a grown up woman, how can you not know what you're doing? When John came back, her face was practically telling him she still loved him, but they did nothing for that love. Even John knew it, for gods' sake!

I've read one review here, and apparently, selling his dad's coins was to pay Tim some kind of thing. Why that, John? The line "If you love her, you need to let her go, even if you get hurt, because you want her to be happy", is a line that is explicit (?) in this movie. He gave Tim the time he needed to be with Savannah and Alan, but what the hell?! It was so useless!! He was about to die anyways, and he barely showed her he cared about her!! Savannah was a bit bitchy tho. She didn't even visit John's dad at the hospital, or went to his funeral, she just stopped showing up.

My point is, I didn't like the movie for this simple reason. The "SHE MARRIED TIM" plot twist was awful and completely disgusting, and the final scene is awful as well. What happens next? Are they finally together? We don't even know, because the movie didn't want us to know. Thanks a lot, Mr. Sparks. I won't even read the book. Reviews have said it was awful, and I guess I will believe it, until I finally want to find out what happens in the book that's so special.

I guess there are way more Nicholas Sparks movies that are better than this one

  • inescid


P.S - This is only my opinion. If anyone thinks other way, I totally respect it.

Reviewed by saletehnolog 7 / 10

It's good

The story of the movie is extremely good. Sparks also showed the skill in this case. Still, I can not say that I liked this almost two hours. According to me, the main and serious lack of performance occurs when John receives a letter from Savannah that she believes. This is something that in my opinion the whole movie was taken in one direction that is completely wrong. First, I can not imagine that you love someone and you believe in the other way you have sworn in love. Second, more importantly. I'm sure it would be absolutely unrealistic to expect that they will be together after its release. Let's not forget, the two of them decided to return to the field and practically she betrayed him at the moment when he needed it most. As hard as it was, it was harder for him. He is a soldier, whose head was in his bag every day. Every letter from her, for him was the light in total darkness and chaos. It would be much better if the film was made to follow their common story while it is on one side of the earth, and it is on the other. And so until the final merger. There was room to do something like that and make a story that is happening in reality. Music in the movie is extraordinary. The movie would surely have gotten a much higher rating, only that the action was first found in the last third of the film.

7,1/10

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