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Overall B

Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried) and John Tyree (Channing Tatum) meet when she is on spring break from college and he is home on leave from the army. While it only takes weeks for them to fall in love, his commitment to the military keeps the couple apart for years. So the two maintain their relationship by writing letters.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence.

Why is Dear John rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Dear John is rated PG-13 for for some sensuality and violence.

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable for members of your family. We also encourage you to check our full review and our movie information page.

A brief but intense scene of soldiers under fire is seen, along with some bloody injuries. Characters are shown in combat zones. A man talks about a fight that resulted in a facial scar. Male characters engage in a fistfight and other skirmishes at a party. One man sustains injuries to his face. A man lies about his home life. Characters drink at home, in social settings and following a difficult experience. After passionate kissing, a couple undresses and engages in sexual activity (some brief, partial back and shoulder nudity is seen). The script contains infrequent scatological terms, mild profanities and terms of Deity.

Dear John
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG
Quebec G Not recommended for children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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