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Dear John (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 5 February 2010 (USA)
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A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

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Rooster (Dan Rooney)
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Starks
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Berry (as Jose Lucena)
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Captain Stone
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Daniels (as William Howard)
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Mr. Curtis
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Storyline

South Carolina US Army Special operations soldier John is on summer leave from his German base, visiting his widowed father. Being gallant on the pier, he befriends college student Savannah, a college student, and her buddies, a terminal father and his angelic son. John falls in love with Savannah, who diagnoses his beloved, gentle but weird father as mildly autistic. He plans not to sign up again, but 9/11 changes that, and she won't wait idly while their friends desperately need help. Written by KGF Vissers

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What would you do with a letter that changed everything ? See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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5 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Querido John  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,468,614 (USA) (7 February 2010)

Gross:

$80,014,842 (USA) (25 April 2010)
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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried shares her birthday with Channing Tatum's real-life wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. See more »

Goofs

When John comes home on leave for the first time, and they are at the party, Savannah's friend offers John a drink. The drink repeatedly switches from his left hand to his right between shots. See more »

Quotes

Savannah Curtis: Two weeks together, that's all it took, two weeks for me to fall in love with you.
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Connections

Referenced in Mad: TwiGH School Musical/Avenger Time (2011) See more »

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Set the Fire to the Third Bar
Performed by Snow Patrol and Martha Wainwright
Written by Paul Wilson
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29 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow...I was expecting this movie to be awful after all of the bad reviews I've read. Nothing is wrong with this movie! Nothing is wrong with the acting. It's actually a pretty good movie. I am not usually one for romantic movies...usually because I find them to be lame. There are definitely moments in this one that tug at your heart and get you teary eyed.

I really felt for John in this movie. His character had a tough life... and the relationship between him and his father...It made me really sad! That Nicholas Sparks! He knows how to stir up emotions...

I have not read the book, so I can't compare the two but I say the movie is worth watching.


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