Dear John

Is Duty enough reason to live a lie?


Dear John
A special forces soldier on holiday at his father's house meets a local belle and they're soon madly in love. He ships off overseas, planning to come back and marry her. Unfortunately 9/11 happens and he re-enlists. They continue to correspond by letter but as the years drag on and he never returns permanently, she decides to write one last letter...

105 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Romance, War.

Showtimes

Kiss me... kiss me as if it were the last time
Kiss me... kiss me as if it were the last time

Credits

Cast
Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, D.J. Cotrona, Cullen Moss
Director
Lasse Hallström
ScreenplayJamie Linden, from the novel by Nicholas Sparks
MusicDeborah Lurie
CinematographyTerry Stacey
EditingKristina Boden
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2010
Produced byRelativity Media, Temple Hill Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageMild, infrequent, in context
NudityNone
SexProlonged sensitive scene of kissing, implied sex, overall impact is mild
ViolenceMild to moderate, moderate blood, infrequent and brief
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild profanities in context
Drug abuseSome alcohol and cigarettes in context
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Kahn quote iconTedious schmaltz-affair for only the masochistic chick-fliek viewer
5
Die Burger
François Bloemhof quote iconGeen vonk in die tranetrekker
5
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconNo love lost in this mediocre romance
5
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconAs sleepy as it is sappy.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
10
eye Weekly
Chandler Levack quote iconTatum and Seyfried act their hearts out, but they’re in danger of choking on the treacle. Dear John is better saved for girl’s-night catharsis rather than a Valentine’s date.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconAs for the ladies who think any kind of chick flick is preferable to football, be careful what you wish for.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThe leads are attractive but that's pretty much it in ''Dear John'', a film that's deserving of being dumped as tactlessly as the title behavior
6
Metacritic.com
33 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBuilt from many of the same ingredients as other Nicholas Sparks tearjerkers, Dear John suffers from its cliched framework, as well as Lasse Hallstrom's curiously detached directing.
6

What the People say

Internet
2242 Netizens quote iconThe Poor Man's ''Notebook''
11

Average .. 36%

7

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