Dear John!

I am not accustomed to writing reviews and well it isn't something I have thought about on my blog, but mommy went to the movies yesterday night and was left with plenty of emotions from the movie.


Haven't been to a movie in a while and wanted to see a Date quality movie, a romantic loving movie. So, Dear John it was. A name I found horribly reminiscent of a ill-fated television show I could have cared less for during the late 80's. This movie started off as I expected it too... young love taking over your screen, passion, good loveliness and well believable. John (Channing Tatum) a brooding soldier falls for affluent horse riding Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) typical story thus far. Channing Tatum fantastic, his physicality perfect for the character he played and he was definitely easy on the eyes the whole movie. As I fell for their relationship, as I wanted them to be together in the end I began to hate the Savannah character, perhaps written in this manner, I hate that she was weak and unaware of her emotions... that she could allow her personal self need to care for others and less for herself.
I started to get attached to Tatum's characters father, an autism story that plays out second story line to the love story. It's a pretty strong theme that made me weep far more than any other parts of the love story.

I watched and watched this story unfold growing ever more disappointed with the direction of this story, Tatum never fell short, portraying his character til the end and displaying true emotion. I hated the ending of this movie, I felt left disappointed and truly jipped. It felt like the movie felt rushed in the end.


This movie was far more a display of Channing Tatum as an actor and the movie wasn't as stellar as the authors previous book turned movie, The Notebook.

2 comments

  1. I Totally Agree, the ending sucked! and there were a lot of random moments throught the middle of the movie also.

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  2. I also agree with you about this movie. I thought Channing Tatum was perfect for the part of John but the movie was lacking something...I just don't know what.

    I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks' books so I am always drawn to watching the movie adaptation to compare.

    Next up...reading The Last Song and then watching the movie - although I know I will cringe at the sight of Miley Cyrus!

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