Starring: Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried
Story: Directed by Lasse Hallström and based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, DEAR JOHN tells the story of John Tyree, a young soldier home on leave, and Savannah Curtis, the idealistic college student he falls in love with during her spring vacation. Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple is separated by John's 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. (Sony Pictures)
Rated: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
Bottom Line: Two actors, no chemistry and a lot of emotion, sadness and love – but all you’re left with, if you’re lucky, is a 108-minute nap.