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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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Storyline

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

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Is Duty enough reason to live a lie ? 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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£5,445,790 (UK) (14 May 2010)
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Originally started in development at New Line before the screenplay was pick up by Screen Gems and Relativity Media. See more »

Goofs

John is in Hungary when he hears about 09/11 (as indicated by the signs on/near the coffee shop: Tigris Kavehaz, Muvesz...), and the TV news are in Serbian (even using Cyrillic - not Latin - script). See more »

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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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Paperweight
Written by Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
Performed by Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
Courtesy of Glass Bead Music, Inc. & Cassidy Barks, Inc.
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Disappointing and not what I expected.
6 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to watching this movie - although, my expectations were not very high - but it turned out to be worse than I expected. I knew Channing Tatum was not the greatest actor - although, he is gorgeous - so I wasn't expecting very good acting. It was decent but I just didn't feel the chemistry between the two actors. The "twist" which I won't mention was where I thought the movie went completely downhill. It was very poorly executed and if you've seen the movie, you'll probably agree. Throughout, the movie was very slow- moving and not very exciting but there were a couple emotional parts! So far, the only people I've asked that did like the movie, seem to be the younger ones (12-15).

This movie is definitely NOT comparable to "The Notebook" like some people have been saying. It was nothing special, so I wouldn't watch it again, but I'd say it's good for a chick flick night. Another one of those movies like that looked SO much better on the commercials.


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