Opening on February 5 is director Lasse Hallström (Chocolat, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) new film Dear John. Here’s the synopsis:
Based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks book, Dear John tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John¹s increasingly dangerous deployments. While meeting only sporadically, they stay in touch by sending a continuous stream of love letters overseas — correspondence that eventually triggers fateful consequences.
While I’m not usually a fan of the Nicholas Sparks genre…I’ll admit to enjoying Dear John a lot more than I expected to. Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried have great chemistry and the romance and story feels believable. If you’re girlfriend/wife asks you to see the film, bite the bullet. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of bad films in this genre and this is definitely not one of them.
To help promote the film, we’ve been given five movie clips. Hit the jump to check them out:
Dear John also stars Henry Thomas and Richard Jenkins. Look for my video interviews with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried next week.
As always, are the clips are in the player below. Once you push play you might have to watch a pre-roll ad and then all the clips will play in order. Sorry about the pre-roll, it pays for the bandwidth.