The girls will like it cause they can connect with it. I have not read the book, so I can't compare the two but I say the movie is worth watching. I also enjoyed the music, but that may be because I'm a huge fan of acoustic. I thought it was going to be a decent romance film. 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. I recommend for everyone to see this film.
I knew Channing Tatum was not the greatest actor - although, he is gorgeous - so I wasn't expecting very good acting. If you've read the book, don't expect anything similar to it. Channing Tatum is the lovable beefcake reminiscent of Marky Mark, and Amanda Seyfried is cute, delivering well executed dialogue. I bawled my eyes out when I read the book- both times I read it. There are definitely moments in this one that tug at your heart and get you teary eyed.
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. If you want to see a sweet love story with likable characters, then you might just enjoy this film. It was very poorly executed and if you've seen the movie, you'll probably agree. The story isn't unique, neither is The Notebook but it is executed in a way that makes you feel as though you're watching something new. My very low expectations of this film were pretty cynical. Nothing is wrong with this movie! His character had a tough life.
If you haven't read the book,. This movie is definitely for couples. As far as acting goes, Channing Tatum was the stronger one in this film. There are moments of sadness, but some of them could have been made a lot worse. Throughout, the movie was very slow- moving and not very exciting but there were a couple emotional parts! John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. She may be better off with comedy or musicals. But I said Hey, what could happen? 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.
A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. But like I said, you're more likely to enjoy the film if you haven't read the book. Heck, one of the main characters barely resembles both appearance- and personality-wise the character in the book. He knows how to stir up emotions. I can't point out a single scene that even resembled that of the book. Last night, I went to see the movie knowing full well that it wasn't going to live up to the book. So far, the only people I've asked that did like the movie, seem to be the younger ones 12-15.
It's actually a pretty good movie. Nothing is wrong with the acting. Not to mention Channing Tatum's body pretty much the only thing worth my money. I don't know how I would have understood what was going on in the movie if I hadn't read the book. Then I'd recommend this film.
It made me really sad! I was expecting this movie to be awful after all of the bad reviews I've read. It was nothing special, so I wouldn't watch it again, but I'd say it's good for a chick flick night. While I'm still personally neutral about my opinion on Amanda Seyfried, I found she's done better. So if you want to buy a sad, romantic film. I was really looking forward to watching this movie - although, my expectations were not very high - but it turned out to be worse than I expected. I didn't think it was going to be one of the best romance movies ever and it definitely wasn't. You will definitely be able to pick out the noticeable differences between the book and the film.
I know to some that isn't saying much, but perhaps our expectations are a bit high these days. She promises to write John overseas until he returns. What made 'Dear John' different from all the other love stories we've read and seen was taken away in the movie. It was decent but I just didn't feel the chemistry between the two actors. That said, there were a couple of scenes where the dialogue was sweet and funny. You are watching the movie Dear John Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. Scenes were rushed especially the two weeks where the two main characters fall in love , and characters weren't well developed at all.
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. And I did actually think they had good chemistry, despite what other reviewers have said. And Richard Jenkins was lovable, as always. I really felt for John in this movie. 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. . And when the movie finished, I was fulfilled.