Is Duty enough reason to live a lie?
Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, D.J. Cotrona, Cullen Moss
|Screenplay||Jamie Linden, from the novel by Nicholas Sparks|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Relativity Media, Temple Hill Productions|
|Language||Mild, infrequent, in context|
|Sex||Prolonged sensitive scene of kissing, implied sex, overall impact is mild|
|Violence||Mild to moderate, moderate blood, infrequent and brief|
|Blasphemy||Mild profanities in context|
|Drug abuse||Some alcohol and cigarettes in context|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Atiyyah Kahn Tedious schmaltz-affair for only the masochistic chick-fliek viewer
François Bloemhof Geen vonk in die tranetrekker
Kirk Honeycutt No love lost in this mediocre romance
John P. McCarthy As sleepy as it is sappy.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Chandler Levack Tatum 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.
Peter Travers As for the ladies who think any kind of chick flick is preferable to football, be careful what you wish for.
C. Fuchs The 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
Tomatometer Built 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.
What the People say
2242 Netizens The Poor Man's ''Notebook''
Average .. 36%