Excerpt: As I find myself attempting to write this review, I am struggling with what to say, but perhaps I will start from the most simple angle; I love this movie. Everything about it screams quality, from the leading roles (played by Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried), to the script, and finally to the...
Summary: Dear John is sweet and sometimes even moving, and it will please Nicolas Sparks fans and Romance fans. Yet, Channing Tatum has the looks but lacks in his acting chops and the film severely suffers from that. Still Amanda Seyfried and Richard Jenkins give noteworthy performances.
Excerpt: The story is about a college student Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) who accidentally meets a handsome Special Forces John (Channing Tatum) one fine summer on the beach. They enjoy a memorable two weeks together and decide to pursue their long distance romance by writing each other letters.
Summary: There is nothing offensively bad about this, it is just dull and full of completely flat characters. Tatum unfortunately doesn't bring much to his role, and the film just meanders on until it ends in a rather anticlimactic fashion.
Excerpt: There is somewhere Lasse Hallstrom can take his movies that few people in the industry can go without becoming too corny. What is the main reason he has been able to do this? By working with great actors.
Summary: In the spring of 2001, the Sergeant of the Special Forces John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meets the medical student Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) while surfing in Charleston during his leave and they immediately fall in love for each other.