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Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13  |   |  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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South Carolina US Army Special operations soldier John is on summer leave from his German base, visiting his widowed father. Being gallant on the pier, he befriends college student Savannah, a college student, and her buddies, a terminal father and his angelic son. John falls in love with Savannah, who diagnoses his beloved, gentle but weird father as mildly autistic. He plans not to sign up again, but 9/11 changes that, and she won't wait idly while their friends desperately need help. Written by KGF Vissers

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Plot Keywords:

leave | love | college | army | u.s. army | See All (53) »


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


Drama | Romance | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Querido John  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,468,614 (USA) (5 February 2010)


£5,445,790 (UK) (14 May 2010)

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Amanda Seyfried wrote the song Savannah sings to John. It's called Little House. The whole song is featured on the movie's soundtrack. See more »


During the climatic dinner scene with Savanna after returning for his father's funeral, John is wearing his staff sergeant rank on his shoulder epaulets upside down. (The rocker should be furthest from his neck). Halfway through the scene, it shifts to the correct positioning, and then when he leaves, it is incorrect again. This is the only time the rank on his uniform is applied incorrectly. See more »


Savannah Curtis: The problem with time, I've learned, whether it's those first two weeks I got to spend with you, or the final two months I got to spend with him, eventually time always runs out. I have no idea where you are out there in the world, John. But I understand that I lost the right to know these things long ago. No matter how many years go by, I know one thing to be as true as ever was - I'll see you soon then.
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Great romantic movie!
25 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched the movie and I loved it! Than I read the reviews afterwords and I thought... oh, this was a great romantic movie and if the book is even better - I have to get the book! So I read the book and I have to say, that I liked the movie much more. I guess I would be the only one here to say this.. I admit, the relationship between John and his father is described in more details in the book and that makes it more touching, but I also understand that the movie cant be as descriptive as a book. And also I have to add, that I loved both Channing and Amanda in their roles, they acted great, no, they were Perfect! I was really surprised they got such bad reviews on their acting here... So I give it 10/10 and I made this one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen.

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