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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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Storyline

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 can transform us in ways we never could have imagined. 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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5 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Querido John  »

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Box Office

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 Swedish flag can be seen flying over John's camp in Afghanistan. This is an homage to director Lasse Hallström's home country of Sweden. See more »

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John's rank throughout the movie is that of an E-5 (SGT), yet all of the letters use the rank of E-6 (SSG). It isn't until he returns home after his father suffers a stroke is he an E-6. See more »

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Savannah Curtis: See you soon then.
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Touching and wonderfully filmed with some believable acting
3 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit I wasn't expecting to like this film. I don't hate this type of film, but I had heard mixed feelings on Dear John, there were those who said it was touching and others who said it was too clichéd. Well after been blown away by The Notebook(book and movie), I saw Dear John. After seeing it, I don't think it is as good as The Notebook, but it was surprisingly good in my opinion. The characters are clichéd, and the beginning was a tad too fluffy for my liking, while there are some pacing issues. But while the book is better, having more depth and emotional punch, I was surprised at how touching Dear John actually was. The story is nice and believable enough, and there is some decent scripting. The direction is good too, while the cinematography and scenery are breathtaking and the score beautiful. Channing Tatum(my sister kept raving at how hot he was) and Amanda Seyfried are great and are believable together, while Richard Jenkins is heart breaking as Tatum's autistic father(I immediately sympathised with him as I have real problems with communicating with people and feeling comfortable around people and places I am not familiar with). I also liked the ending, it was ambiguous but also clever and subtle, and I think an improvement over the ending of the book(the book's only weak link). In conclusion, touching and well made, definitely worth a peek. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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