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Dear John

A goody-two-shoes college student (Amanda Seyfried) falls for a gigantic slab of gorgeous (Channing Tatum), and after he returns to his special forces unit they carry on a long-distance romance through the mail. Adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe), this terminally sappy romance delivers heartache, sacrifice, a make-out scene in the pouring rain, and not one but two autistic characters. Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) directed, bringing his inimitable brand of burnished tedium; with Richard Jenkins and Henry Thomas. PG-13, 105 min.



  • Lasse Hallström


  • Channing Tatum
  • Amanda Seyfried
  • Henry Thomas
  • Scott Porter
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Braeden Reed
  • D.J. Cotrona


  • Marty Bowen
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Jeremiah Samuels
  • Toby Emmerich
  • Michele Weiss
  • Tucker Tooley

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