Opening tomorrow 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, I recently got to speak with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. Hit the jump to watch what they had to say:
- G.I. Joe 2 talk
- What was it about Dear John that got him involved
- Was he nervous to play another solder
- Eagle of the Ninth talk
- I mention how I’m happy she’s not paired with Channing and explain why
- We talk about the promotional process and does she enjoy it
- Twitter/Facebook talk
- What got her involved with Dear John
- What does she have coming up