Dear John (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Built from many of the same ingredients as other Nicholas Sparks tearjerkers, Dear John suffers from its cliched framework, as well as Lasse Hallstrom's curiously detached directing.


Movie Info

"Dear John" tells story of John Tyree, a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis, the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John's increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas -- correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.

Rating: PG-13 (for some sensuality and violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Jamie Linden
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 25, 2010
Box Office: $79.6M
Runtime:
Screen Gems/SONY PICTURES - Official Site

Cast


as John Tyree

as Savannah Curtis

as Mr. Tyree

as Noodles

as Rooster (Dan Rooney)

as Captain Stone

as Mr. Curtis

as Mrs. Curtis

as Yellow Shirt

as 6 Years Old Alan

as 14 Years Old Alan

as Coin Dealer #1

as Coin Dealer #2

as Pastor

as Steve the Owner

as Other Surfer

as Professor

as Doctor

as Party Guest #1

as Party Guest #2

as Party Guest #3

as Colonel Kittrick

as Tim's Nurse

as Airport Security Gua...

as Screaming Man

as Woman in Pink

as Helpful Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Dear John

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (36)

It's like a bad soap opera.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

What starts as a charming anachronism %u2014 pens, paper and the postal service in an impersonal digital age %u2014 becomes tedious as Hallstrom is reduced to interminable, repetitive montages covering the many months that the pair are apart.

Full Review… | July 4, 2010
NPR
Top Critic

A sucker for a cheap sob, it left me cold.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

The father-son relationship stands out in this sentimental and satisfying drama.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
Big Hollywood

Seyfried and Tatum have absolutely no credibility as a romantic couple.

Full Review… | April 17, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

You could hate it for being cynically tear-jerking... [but] it can't help itself.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Movies.com

Audience Reviews for Dear John

Well goes no where just like the on screen romance! Boring as hell, wouldn't recommend!

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Ooooooh nice movie!! This was a sweet love story with U-turns in the lives of the main characters that conclude in a very nice ending. Sadness abounds, but true love wins out in the end. No violence, foul language or trash in this one---just a charming love story

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Depressing, cliche, and quite unwatchable at times, Dear John really doesn't have an interesting story to tell, and despite it being in the romantic genre, the film makes the viewer feel nothing more than annoyance.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

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