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Dear John

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 05 Feb 2010
Video Release: 25 May 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Dear John is rated PG-13: for some sensuality and violence.

Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins
Studio: 2010 Sony Screen Gems
Website: Official site for Dear John.

Detailed Review

Movies like Avatar and Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen promote negative stereotypes of soldiers as heartless, mindless killing machines. But Dear John gives a human face to… 
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Why Is Dear John Rated PG-13?

A brief but intense scene of soldiers under fire is seen, along with some bloody… 
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Talk It Over

Why does John encourage Savannah’s neighbor Tim (Henry Thomas) to be honest about his marital… 
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