• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

“Dear John” is a 2010 romantic drama film directed by , based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars and and tells the story of a young couple who fall in love but are separated by the realities of life.


John Tyree, a soldier on leave from the army, meets Savannah Curtis, a college student, on the beach and the two quickly fall in love. However, their romance is cut short when John is forced to return to duty. The couple begins a long-distance relationship through letters and phone calls, but their love is tested when John is sent back to war and Savannah starts to move on with her life.


“Dear John” is a well-made and emotional film that captures the bittersweet nature of love and loss. Tatum and Seyfried have great chemistry on screen and their performances are both charming and affecting. The film also features strong supporting performances from and .

Hallström's direction is sensitive and nuanced, bringing a sense of intimacy to the story that draws the audience in. The film's cinematography is also stunning, capturing the beauty of the South Carolina coast where much of the film takes place.

While some critics felt that the film was overly sentimental and formulaic, it received positive reviews from audiences and was a commercial success.


“Dear John” did not receive any major awards, but it was a box office hit, grossing over $115 million worldwide.

Directed by
Produced by Marty Bowen Wyck Godfrey Ryan Kavanaugh
Screenplay by Jamie Linden
Based on Dear John
by Nicholas Sparks
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Deborah Lurie
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited by Kristina Boden
Screen Gems Relativity Media Temple Hill Entertainment
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date February 5, 2010 (United States)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25 million
Box office $115 million

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