The Movie: Dear John
July 25, 2010 §
Title/ Year: Dear John (2010)
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Writers: Jamie Lindon (Screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (Novel)
Starring: Channing Tatum (John Tyree), Amanda Seyfried (Savannah Curtis)
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Special Forces Army Sergeant John Tyree (Channing Tatum) is home on a two-week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah’s purse that had fallen off the pier. John is smitten by Savannah and falls in love at first sight. Savannah is a college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is on spring break and is helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. John joins in with Savannah to help build the house. Along the way a budding romance occurs, and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. As she is about to go back to college, she promises to write John overseas during the next 12-months until he returns to her after completing his enlistment. Their love is put to the test when John reenlists after the 9/11 attack.
This is not a bad movie. But it’s not a great film either. I didn’t think it was going to be one of the best romance movies ever and it definitely wasn’t. It is touching, okay acting and definitely a sweet one. I wish that there are more scenes between John and his father Mr. Tyree, ’cause it will make me cry a bucket. Haha! Well, it’s a love story Savannah and John after all. For those who love to watch sad romantic story, have a try!
OST: Little House by Amanda Seyfried