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Dear John

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Dear John

Lasse Hallström (2010)

103min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Lasse Hallström's deft direction turns the weepie bestseller by Nicholas Sparks (Message in a Bottle, The Notebook) into a timely and emotive depiction of two young people struggling to overcome the obstacles in the way of their love. Channing Tatum stars as John Tyree, an American soldier who falls for a beautiful, good-hearted student (Amanda Seyfried) while on leave. However, the course of true love does not run smoothly for the pair, so keep those hankies at the ready. Tatum and Seyfried are credible and wonderfully matched, while Richard Jenkins's portrayal of Tyree senior is heart-rending but realistic. It may be mawkish in places, but Dear John is genuinely sincere throughout the story's unpredictable twists and turns. Despite its flaws, this is a wonderfully filmed romance that will have even the toughest of guys dabbing away the tears.

Summary

A soldier falls in love with a student he meets while on two weeks' leave, and he promises to seek her out after completing his tour of duty. However, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, he decides to re-enlist in the army, putting their relationship to the test. Romantic drama, with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.

Cast & Crew

John Tyree Channing Tatum
Savannah Curtis Amanda Seyfried
Tim Wheddon Henry Thomas
Randy Scott Porter
Mr Tyree Richard Jenkins
Noodles D J Cotrona
Mr Curtis David Andrews (2)
Captain Stone Keith Robinson
Dan Rooney "Rooster" Cullen Moss
Berg Maxx Hennard
Alan, aged 14 Luke Benward
Director Lasse Hallström
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Guidance: Violence and sex scenes. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Apr 2010

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