People Need to stop Bashing this movie it was Wonderful! (by xoticmaria321)
Wow loved this movie! Channing was amazing in it. He proves in this movie that he's not just a cute face! This boy can really act, and it was impressive. You are cheering for him the whole time! The scene where he reads a letter to his dad, had every girl in the movies wiping their eyes and sniffing because his performance was so impressive. Amanda was cool in this movie. I personally didn't see what all the fuss was about this chick. Through her actions I got the sense she didn't love Channing's character as much as she claimed to. This was basically Channing Tatum's <more>
movie through and through.But, yeah it was wonderful. I'm actually seeing it again today and taking my brother and his friend.
I read the book a year ago and so wanted Channing Tatum to play the main roll. I was so excited when I saw on IMDb a yr ago that he was the main character. And yes, he did a great job! I was upset that they chose Amanda Seyfried for his leading lady because she is ugly and I thought she wasn't ideal to play Channing's woman. But, she is a pretty good actress and even though she isn't that attractive her nurturing qualities came off well in this movie, and it made you like her. I was so happy for Channing's acting in the film. I think this movie will put him on the map as a <more>
good actor. His emotional connections to the characters were evident in his acting skills, and you were cheering for him the whole movie! You see a sweet sensitive side to him that is lacking in Step Up, Gi Joe, and Stop Loss. There were a couple of things that were different from the book, so if you're real stuck on the movie flowing exactly like the book, you might be a little upset. But they got all the important qualities from the book correct. Overall, great movie! I was pleased, I'm actually seeing it again tomorrow!
I watched the movie and I loved it! Than I read the reviews afterwords and I thought... oh, this was a great romantic movie and if the book is even better - I have to get the book! So I read the book and I have to say, that I liked the movie much more. I guess I would be the only one here to say this.. I admit, the relationship between John and his father is described in more details in the book and that makes it more touching, but I also understand that the movie cant be as descriptive as a book. And also I have to add, that I loved both Channing and Amanda in their roles, they acted great, <more>
no, they were Perfect! I was really surprised they got such bad reviews on their acting here... So I give it 10/10 and I made this one of the most romantic movies I have ever seen.
Lasse Hallstrom's adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' Dear John was a very compelling drama to me (by tavm)
Just watched this touching drama based on Nicholas Sparks' novel with my movie theatre working friend this afternoon. While I haven't previously seen any movies based on his other books, nor any of director Lasse Hallstrom's other films other than segments of ABBA videos shown on "The Midnight Special" , I knew they both had a reputation of doing quiet dramas based on believable situations and characterizations. So I was looking forward to this tale of an Army man named John Channing Tatum falling for a college girl named Savannah Amanda Seyfried . There were also <more>
some compelling supporting characters in John's father Richard Jenkins and a neighbor friend of Savannah's named Tim Henry Thomas, who can still deliver years after his breakthrough as Elliott in E.T. . Now, I've only just found out about the changes from the novel but while watching the movie I was emotionally enthralled by the whole thing and, for the most part, I was satisfied by what I saw. Also, how cool was it to see Ms. Seyfried sing and play guitar to her own composition here especially after her recent stint in Mamma Mia! And how dramatic were those battle scenes not to mention the fate of John's father. So for all that, Dear John comes highly recommend.
Love, Love, LOVE!! Better than the book! (by white_oleander_)
What a great movie. I read the book and was not looking forward to the ending...however, they changed the ending of the movie slightly making it BETTER. The ending of the book was just too depressing for me.I found the beginning was very abrupt, but the rest of the movie flowed quite nicely. Most people were surprised by the twists of the movie, but from reading the book you can definitely understand the "twists" better.I was not a fan of Channing Tatum until this movie, however, he was a fantastic John. He really brought out an emotion that isn't seen in his other movies. <more>
Amanda Seyfried was flawless, as always, and we even get to hear her beautiful voice once again. John's dad was perfectly portrayed by an absolutely amazing actor.A must-see tearjerker.
If you give it a try you will realize (by pjoggtsa)
I watched it last night, although i was supposed to do it weeks ago, and the main reason it took me a while to watch this is because i not a very fan of this type of movie, a heavy drama, and romance. But i gave it a chance and when the movie is over i was amazed by its contents. Some people said that this was a bad movie and for those who think that you should reconsider, and consider the tag line of the movie, that true love never goes away. Sure there it is different from the book, that has some issues in the screen play, but if you consider this at a critical level you find all movies at <more>
a rating lower than 6. A good movie is the one who make you think about if after it ends, and i am still thinking about it, and for those who haven't watched, do it, and you will realize that this movie shows a message that compensate all the other mistake.
I saw "Dear John" at a special screening and I wasn't expecting much. I thought it was going to be a decent romance film. I hoped this movie came halfway as good as "The Notebook". My very low expectations of this film were pretty cynical. But I said Hey, what could happen? And when the movie finished, I was fulfilled. I didn't think it was going to be one of the best romance movies ever and it definitely wasn't. This movie is definitely for couples. The girls will like it cause they can connect with it.I recommend for everyone to see this film. It is touching, <more>
okay acting, and it does stick to the book. This film doesn't come close to the "Notebook", but people will like it no matter what. So if you want to buy a sad, romantic film. Then I'd recommend this film.7/10 A Pearl
A lovely story with great characters (by misskirsty)
Not having read anything about the film or book beforehand, I went into the cinema with no expectations, though I was worried it might be a soppy, pull-at-the-heartstrings epic like The Notebook .This wasn't the case. There were so many times when I thought 'Oh, I hope this doesn't happen', or 'I hope they don't do what I think they're going to do', and they didn't. There are moments of sadness, but some of them could have been made a lot worse.The story isn't unique, neither is The Notebook but it is executed in a way that makes you feel as though <more>
you're watching something new. Channing Tatum is the lovable beefcake reminiscent of Marky Mark, and Amanda Seyfried is cute, delivering well executed dialogue. And I did actually think they had good chemistry, despite what other reviewers have said. Channing's John is an army boy who had a lot of issues growing up, so you can't expect him to be overly forthcoming with his emotions.Richard Jenkins gives a great performance as the father, and even Henry Thomas is likable as the neighbour I must be the only person in the world who hasn't seen E.T. so I didn't recognize the name at first .To me, this was acted out a lot better and even structured better than Twilight: New Moon, which I assume is meant to appeal to the same audience. I know to some that isn't saying much, but perhaps our expectations are a bit high these days. If you want to see a sweet love story with likable characters, then you might just enjoy this film.
Based on a recommendation I went to see this movie a few hours ago. Have to say it captured the pain of love with someone who is on active duty in the military - commitment, not only to to your loved one but your duty as a serviceman in a time of peril.The theme of commitment runs in 3 paths - to one's loved one, to one's duty and to those whose family members need care.I thought it was a beautiful movie and in staying for the credits a trick that a friend of mine, a movie connoisseur, taught me - co-star Amanda Seyfried is multi-talented having sung in some of the movie's <more>
soundtracks.One of the posters here expressed disappointment in the movie; having read the book. Each to his own, my opinion is certainly no better or worse than the others, but in my humble opinion, movies based on best selling books rarely run in perfect parallel; those movies that do follow a book 100% in the screenplay can be disappointing Flags of our Fathers is one example for me .I think most people would enjoy the movie.