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Dear John (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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Cast

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Rooster (Dan Rooney)
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Berry (as Jose Lucena)
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Captain Stone
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Daniels (as William Howard)
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Mr. Curtis
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Bryce Hayes ...
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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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Love brought them together will fate tear them apart. See more »

Genres:

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 USA:

$30,468,614, 7 February 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,014,842, 25 April 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,977,104, 3 November 2012
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Trivia

"Dear John" is military slang for a letter from a girlfriend breaking up with a soldier. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, it is spring 2001. This shows up after the opening credits, at the party at Savannah's house. Then, it is Christmas (when the soldiers are distributing the mail, they say 'Merry Christmas'). Then, 9/11 happens. This can't be right, because Christmas 2001 has passed. See more »

Quotes

Savannah Curtis: Two weeks together, that's all it took, two weeks for me to fall in love with you.
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Connections

Referenced in Superfast! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Think of Me
Written by Rosi Golan and Jamie Hartman
Performed by Rosi Golan
Courtesy of Gypsy Betch
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A True Pearl.
30 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Dear John" at a special screening and I wasn't expecting much. I thought it was going to be a decent romance film. I hoped this movie came halfway as good as "The Notebook". My very low expectations of this film were pretty cynical. But I said Hey, what could happen? And when the movie finished, I was fulfilled. I didn't think it was going to be one of the best romance movies ever and it definitely wasn't. This movie is definitely for couples. The girls will like it cause they can connect with it.I recommend for everyone to see this film. It is touching, okay acting, and it does stick to the book. This film doesn't come close to the "Notebook", but people will like it no matter what. So if you want to buy a sad, romantic film. Then I'd recommend this film.

7/10 A Pearl


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