Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dear John (2010)

"No matter where you are in the world,the moon is never bigger than your thumb. "

Dear John is your typical boy meets girl love story, but yet it's a breath of fresh air. Rising stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried star as John and Savannah. John is a solider home on leave who meets Savannah on the Carolina shores. The cinematography alone in this movie is worth watching. Both Tatum and Seyfried give strong performances and the relationship should captivate audiences. Savannah is introduced to John's father (played by Richard Jenkins) who gives an award worthy performance as an autistic rare coin collector. He loves his son but doesn't know how to communicate his love. Henry Thomas stars as Tim Wheddon, father to an autistic boy named Alan, who Savannah cares for which also helps strengthen the relationship between John and his father. The formula for this movie may be seen as tiresome to most and will probably get overlooked by many, however, Dear John is at heart a human story about love found and taken away and we've all been there one way or another. It is without a doubt one of the best romances put on screen in some years. 3/5 -tom

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