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.

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Dear John / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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

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TVNZ

TVNZ

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

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

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Fans of The Notebook will forgive this film its flaws

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A touching melodrama illuminated by a solid turn from Tatum.

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