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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Querido 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:

$114,977,104
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fifth film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel. It is also the first of two to be directed by Lasse Halström and the first of two to be released in the same year; The Last Song (2010) was released less than two months later. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital scene where John's dad is in the corridor, he's hooked up to a drip. Between shots, the drip swaps from left to right repeatedly on the stand that holds the drip bag. See more »

Quotes

Savannah Curtis: Dear John. Tell me everything. Write everything down. That way, we will be with each other all the time even if we're not with each other at all.
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Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Performed by Snow Patrol and Martha Wainwright
Written by Paul Wilson
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Disappointing and not what I expected.
6 February 2010 | by xodramaQueenSee 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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