Contrary to some reviews I've read, I found Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried hard to believe as a couple. It's not that I have anything against either of them as actors. They just didn't make me believe that they were in love at the beginning of the movie, which puts a damper on the rest of the festivities. I would probably point to Seyfried as the main cause of my disbelief. I just never quite got a handle on her character, and she felt very awkward to me. Tatum actually has some touching moments, particularly in the last scene with his father. And speaking of the ending, it was classic Nicholas Sparks to be sure, but I didn't feel satisfied.