Dear John

February 5th 2010
  • Romance,
  • PG-13,
  • 108 min,
  • Screen Gems
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Henry Thomas, Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter, Luke Benward, Bryce Hogarth, David Andrews, Leslea Fisher, Keith Robinson, D.J. Cotrona, Cullen Moss, Anthony Osment, Mary Rachel Dudley, Maxx Hennard, Amanda Garsys, Bryce Hayes, William Howard Bowman, Gavin McCulley, Michael Harding, Jose Lucena Jr., June Letourneau, Ben Gillespie, Teresa Smith, Tom Stearns
  • Director: Lasse Hallstrom
  • Writers: Jamie Linden, Nicholas Sparks
  • Producers: Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
  • Executive Producers: Ryan Kavanaugh, Jeremiah Samuels, Tucker Tooley
  • Art Direction: Mark Garner
  • Castings: Joanna Colbert, Mark Fincannon, Richard Mento
  • Costume Design: Dana Campbell
  • D.O.P.: Terry Stacey
  • Editor: Kristina Boden
  • Makeup: Whitney James
  • Music: Deborah Lurie
  • Production Design: Kara Lindstrom
  • Set Decoration: Summer Eubanks


Directed by Lasse Halstrom and based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, 'Dear John' tells 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 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.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: South Carolina, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some sensuality and violence
  • Production Budget: $18 million
  • Production Companies: Relativity Media, Temple Hill Productions
  • Production Schedule: 13 October 2008 - December 2008

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2010 Guide Analysis: "While the Miley Cyrus-led "The Last Song" is getting all the hype and tabloid coverage, another book by Nicholas Sparks ("A Walk to Remember," "The Notebook") is getting an adaptation released this Spring and could well prove to be a quiet sleeper thanks to its clean cut, tear-jerking romantic appeal. The cast isn't too shabby and director Lasse Hallstrom ("Chocolat," "The Cider House Rules") is a better director than usual for this sort of material. It's formula though and follows it to the letter so don't go in expecting anything more. While Tatum seems suited for the role, Seyfried seems too sharp and self-aware to play the naive homespun country girl pinning after her soldier boyfriend."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 12 February 2010: Poland
  • 18 February 2010: Ukraine
  • 25 February 2010: Russia, Singapore
  • 26 February 2010: Kazakhstan
  • 4 March 2010: Australia, South Korea
  • 5 March 2010: Norway
  • 19 March 2010: Finland
  • 1 April 2010: Czech Republic
  • 9 April 2010: Taiwan
  • 15 April 2010: Argentina
  • 22 April 2010: New Zealand
  • 23 April 2010: Spain
  • 7 May 2010: Italy, Sweden, UK
  • 16 September 2010: Germany