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Love brought them together will fate tear them apart.
Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.
Your film is shit.
It started ominously with a woeful analogy comparing a minted coin and a US soldier all narrated by Mr Monotone, Channing Tatum. His range as an actor is quite staggering and he manages to convey love, anger, sadness etc. without ever changing the expression on his face. I'd love to see an Inside the Actor's Studio episode with him just to see how James Lipton tries to sycophantically make him appear a good actor. In this he plays the usual quiet tough guy with a sensitive side who seemingly has special powers that make autistic children love him (thankfully not in the sweeties and lets play secret games way). But he…
Anyone who knows me on LB knows I'm a sucker for Amanda Seyfried. Those eyes, that smile, aah. That aah however became a WTF when I eventually finished this truly dreadful film that must be Lasse Hallstrom's worst film to date. Now I do like the odd overly sentimental drama, I'm a Cameron Crowe fan for fucks sake, but this was just horribly cliched rubbish.
There's not much to the plot. Reformed bad-boy special forces operative Channing Tatum is on R & R when he meets and falls for the ravishingly beautiful Amanda Seyfried (who wouldn't). She's a rich girl on Spring Break in Charleston and as they have little time together they correspond in letters to and fro from where…
This movie sure has a lot of cargo shorts.
Could it be that films like Dear John are to women what porn is to men - where instead of the glorification of sex it's the indulgent depiction of love and romanticism. Being so unrealistic it warps women's perceptions of real life in just the same way a guy might think his dick is never quite big enough.
Or is it an equivalent to me enjoying The Fast and the Furious franchise perhaps?
I just know I must find a reason why shit like this exists.
she is a loveable non-threatening blonde who doesn't drink or smoke and curses only in her head
he is a bad boy with daddy issues who has shrugged off his Local Thug mantle after falling in love with America and going to serve her in unnamed but unmistakeably foreign countries
together they make a relationship entirely lacking individuality, appeal or chemistry
everything about this dumb fucking movie made me so angry, including the fact that it was made after a book written by the same insufferable brainless porridge of a douchelord author who wrote The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
I am not sure what kind of emotion this insipid pile of beige was supposed to evoke in me, but I felt nothing save the douche chills which wafted over me as freely and frequently as if I were stood naked in a winter wonderland of douchedom
fuck Nicholas Sparks
and fuck this movie
This film is crazy!
Channing Tatum plays what seems to be a mentally unstable soldier who falls in love with Amanda Seyfried, playing a university student who longs to be a special needs teacher?
It seems like the narrative wants to tackle important Issues sometimes, but then quickly throws them away.
What follows is laughably bad.
Beating up friends for no reason!
All this craziness is carried alone with mind boggling dialog, such as "We're eating and talking, but no one's saying anything!"
Much like this film.
It's so, so sad, but I do really like it. I also read the book, and... I think I like both.
Of all the Nicholas Sparks adaptations, DEAR JOHN feels the most authentic.
Yeah, it's very manipulative in its narrative and the hook of the piece but what film isn't, especially in this genre? Even with that, I buy the story even if some view it controversial when it deals with the hook that swings the story in another direction. An entire era of films have dealt with the tragedy of 9/11 in their own way...some literal, some thematically. This film is just another one in the long line.
At the heart of the picture is a story of a young, good couple torn between their desires towards each other and the present and future they might be loosing and their…
The latest Nicholas Sparks novel turned to film falls into the same predicament the other films based on his books find themselves in, not up to par. Now, I myself did not read the novel of this film like I have with the other Nicholas Sparks films I have seen. That being said, I wont criticize the film based on how close it is to the book. What I will do however is compare certain aspects of this film to that of the most famous Sparks story "The Notebook". It has the same BASIC story as the notebook. Two very attractive people fall in love and are separated by their social differences. Unlike "The Notebook" however, the 2 leads of…
We have a sickness that compels us to watch Nicholas Sparks movies. Even though they all share essentially the same plot and they are as deep as an empty bath there's something fun about watching his paper thin characters fall in and out of exaggerated love, die of generic illnesses, and do contrived activities to demonstrate their selfless uniqueness (autistic horse farm!).
I think at this point it's almost like a live game of mad libs where we try to fill in the blanks of Sparks' predictable stories. I bet that guy gets cancer. They're gonna break up and then someone's death will bring them back together. The brother's a ghost. Here comes a montage set to hipster folk music.…
Because I and my friends are masochists, we like to watch films based on the works of Nicolas Sparks. This one pulled on the tried-and-true list of major events that all such films require. It dutifully checks off each box as pop music accompanies numerous montages. And yet, nothing happens. Absolutely nothing. I love CTates. I double love Seyfried. But they have no chemistry and the film is as lifeless as that dude with cancer in the third act is going to be. The film gets an extra half-star because I wasn't able to accurately predict every single story beat. So, you know, it's got that going for it.
"The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all"
Rom coms used to be all I would watch, but since starting a blog and widening my horizon, it’s left a whole ton of films like Dear John sat around just waiting to be watched. I get the TV all to myself on Tuesday nights whilst the other half is away, so I got to tick Dear John off my list not too long ago. It stars Channing Tatum as John, a US Army soldier, who meets Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) whilst on summer leave.
It’s exactly what you’d expect, and it’s fairly predictable, but I enjoyed it nonetheless, and I can’t speak for the rest of my fellow ladies out there, but I’ll happily watch Channing Tatum shirtless on the beach any day! Not a film I feel the need to re-watch any time soon, but enjoyable nonetheless.
This is a kind of sweet love story which i would usually like, but unfortunately it stinks of the thrill for American and also Channing Tatums performance does not match the talent of Amanda Seyfried. Even Richard Jenkins role give more excitement than Tatum. Sweet love story but a bit disappointing also with a couple of weird turns in the story....
Even the beautiful and talented Seyfried can't save this clunker. This has got to be one of the most sentimental, cliché-ridden, "America is great" films I have seen yet. Channing Tatum has one facial expression, and in a film where it is so important he conveys stuff without speaking, he really struggles.
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