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Dear John

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

Why is Dear John rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Dear John PG-13 for some sensuality and violence.

Run Time: 107 minutes

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Why is Dear John rated PG-13? Dear John is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sensuality and violence.

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.

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Dear John
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

News About "Dear John"

Cast and Crew

Dear John is directed by Lasse Hallstrom and stars Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Dear John movie is May 25, 2010. Here are some details…

Release Date: 25 May 2010

Dear John releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus extras:

- Deleted and Alternate Scenes

- Alternate Ending

- Outtakes

- A Conversation with Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried and Lasse Hallstrom

- Transforming Charleston

- Military in Movies: Dear John’s Military Advisors

- Mr. Tyree, The Mule, and Benny Dietz

- The Story of Braeden Reed

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