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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.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Jamie Linden (screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Channing Tatum ... John Tyree
Amanda Seyfried ... Savannah Curtis
Richard Jenkins ... Mr. Tyree
Henry Thomas ... Tim
D.J. Cotrona ... Noodles
Cullen Moss ... Rooster (Dan Rooney)
Gavin McCulley ... Starks
Jose Lucena Jr. Jose Lucena Jr. ... Berry (as Jose Lucena)
Keith Robinson ... Captain Stone
Scott Porter ... Randy
Leslea Fisher ... Susan
William Howard ... Daniels
David Andrews ... Mr. Curtis
Mary Rachel Quinn ... Mrs. Curtis (as Mary Rachel Dudley)
Bryce Hayes Bryce Hayes ... Yellow Shirt
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried shares her birthday with Channing Tatum's real-life ex-wife, Jenna Dewan. See more »

Goofs

When John takes Savannah home to meet his father, and she puts on the glove to look at the coins, she puts it on her left hand. Then, later on when she speaks to John, she has the glove on her right hand. See more »

Quotes

Savannah Curtis: What can happen in 12 months, John? Tonight, you're here with me.
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Connections

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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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Not bad
29 May 2010 | by nicki9112See all my reviews

Wow...I was expecting this movie to be awful after all of the bad reviews I've read. Nothing is wrong with this movie! Nothing is wrong with the acting. It's actually a pretty good movie. I am not usually one for romantic movies...usually because I find them to be lame. There are definitely moments in this one that tug at your heart and get you teary eyed.

I really felt for John in this movie. His character had a tough life... and the relationship between him and his father...It made me really sad! That Nicholas Sparks! He knows how to stir up emotions...

I have not read the book, so I can't compare the two but I say the movie is worth watching.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dear John See more »

Filming Locations:

Oak Island, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,468,614, 7 February 2010

Gross USA:

$80,014,842

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,984,666
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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