• Dear John (2010)

Dear John

Release Date: February 5th, 2010

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

When soldier John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), it's the beginning of a strong romance. Over the next seven tumultuous years and separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployment, the lovers stay in touch through their letters, meeting in person only rarely. However, their correspondence triggers consequences that neither could foresee.

Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas, Scott Porter, Richard Jenkins, R. Braeden Reed, D.J. Cotrona, Gavin McCulley

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama , Romance

Production Co: Relativity, Temple Hill

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Death, Mother, Soldier, Family, Love, Love triangle, Transformation, Father, Hospital, Melodramatic, Emotional, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    What happens when a genuinely dear John gets a Dear John? For the answer, just meander--no need for running or walking--to your local multiplex. That's where Dear John, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, will be meandering on its downward path from sweetly tender to terminally turgid. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The film has two curious subplots and supporting performances that feel tacked on rather than organically part of it. show more

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