Dear JohnWhen soldier John Tyree meets an idealistic college student, Savannah Curtis, it's the beginning of a strong romance. They decide to stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas while he is deployed to the war, correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.
Actors of "Dear John"
Characters of "Dear John"
Directors of "Dear John"
Lasse HallströmBirthdate: 2 June 1946, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Creators of "Dear John"
Nicholas SparksBirthdate: 31 December 1965, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Critic Reviews of "Dear John"
Film.comMay 06, 2011
It's like a bad soap opera.
NPRJuly 04, 2010
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.
Time OutApril 15, 2010
A sucker for a cheap sob, it left me cold.
L.A. WeeklyFebruary 12, 2010
The biggest surprise here is Tatum, whose butch reticence has never been put to better use: His saddest farewell isn't to his lady but to a man even more uncommunicative than he is.
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 12, 2010
Halfway through the movie, I decided a better title for this weepie contraption would be The Hurt Letter. Tatum is stolid and semi-expressive, Seyfried widens her eyes to saucer-size.
Rolling StoneFebruary 11, 2010
Indecently exploits 9/11 and throws in autism and canver for unscrupulous measure.
Big HollywoodSeptember 17, 2012
The father-son relationship stands out in this sentimental and satisfying drama.
Antagony & EcstasyApril 17, 2012
Seyfried and Tatum have absolutely no credibility as a romantic couple.
Movies.comApril 04, 2011
You could hate it for being cynically tear-jerking... [but] it can't help itself.
ComingSoon.netMarch 18, 2011
Dear John is built on mawkishness and it brings everything it touches down to that level. It rubs the metaphor of coins and coin collecting so deeply into the audience face you're sure to have a welt by the time the movie's over.
sbs.com.auDecember 25, 2010
Mawkish romantic melodrama creates no sparks.
Projection BoothJuly 03, 2010
It's more Scenes from a Marriage than Dirty Dancing.
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