Dear John - Amanda Seyfried and Richard Jenkins
Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and John's father Mr Tyree (Richard Jenkins) © Screen Gems

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Directed by Lasse Halström and based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, Dear John tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation.

Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas—correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.

USA release February 5, 2010
Australia release March 4, 2010
UK release May 7, 2010

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online