She started the craze. Before her, Nicholas Sparks was just the dude behind two romances that got only a moderate amount of love -- Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember. But then the rain fell, she was swept into Ryan Gosling's arms, and Sparks' The Notebook became a romantic, tear-jerking phenomenon. Six years later, there was a he, who got to fall in love with Amanda Seyfried and tried to hold onto romance with a bunch of letters for Dear John.

So, what happens when you bring two Sparks alums, Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, together? More desperate romance, this time free of the Sparksian slant.
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