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Dear John (I) (2010)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  5 February 2010 (USA)
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A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

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While John is on leave in his hometown, he finds Savannah, a college student visiting the town. Although love was unexpected, it doesn't mean they didn't find it. With the knowledge of John having to leave for the army, their love still lives, until his re-signs on due to the 9/11 attack. Troubles invade and their love put on hold. One cannot bear it anymore; can the other? Written by Fiona Anderson

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leave | love | college | army | u.s. army | See more »

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Love brought them together will fate tear them apart. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Querido John  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,995,301 (UK) (16 April 2010)

Gross:

£5,445,790 (UK) (14 May 2010)
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The ending was hastily re-shot as the original didn't find favor with audiences. See more »

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At Savannah's party during John's leave, Randy offers John a bourbon. John takes the glass from him twice. See more »

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John Tyree: There's something I wanna tell you. After I got shot, you wanna know the very first thing that entered my mind? Before I blacked out? Coins. I'm eight years old again on a tour of the U.S. Mint. I'm listening to a guy explain how coins are made. How they're punched out of sheet metal. How they're rimmed and beveled. How they're stamped and cleaned. And how each and every batch of coin are personally examined just in case any of them slipped though with the slightest imperfection. That's what ...
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Ballroom Ballad
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Disappointing Soap-Opera
20 September 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the spring of 2001, the Sergeant of the Special Forces John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets the medical student Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) while surfing in Charleston during his leave and they immediately fall in love for each other. They spend a couple of weeks together and Savannah meets John's autistic father Mr. Tyree (Richard Jenkins) and John befriends her friend Tim Wheddon (Henry Thomas). When the enlistment period of John and his platoon ends, there are the attacks on the World Trade Center and John and the other soldiers decide to reenlist for two more years. John corresponds with Savannah until she stops writing and two months later, Savannah tells that she will get married.

I had great expectations with "Dear John", based on the previous works of the Swedish director Lasse Hallström. The beginning is nice, with Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum showing great chemistry in a pleasant romance. The reenlistment of John Tyree is acceptable based on a troubled moment of his country. However, the attitude of Savannah getting married with an older guy without any motive is inconsistent with her conservative profile and incoherent with the whole plot, and destroys the so far good romance, turning into a silly and disappointing soap opera. The terrible commercial last scene is corny and awful. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil):"Querido John" ("Dear John")


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