I’m sure by now you’ve seen the previews for the movie “Dear John,” starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. Nobody has to ask me twice to see a movie with Mr. Tatum in it. He’s gorgeous and plays the solider role all so well. You may recognize Amanda from her role in Mamma Mia.
I have to admit, when I first saw the preview this weekend, I stopped dead in my tracks and shed a few tears. I know they save the juicy, tug at your heart parts for the trailer sometimes…but something tells me this movie will be fabs. Did you ever see “Nights in Rodanthe?” That was another of Nicholas Sparks amazing creations, the same guy who was behind “The Notebook.” Nights was an incredible movie and all of his seem to tug at your heartstrings and bring a tidal wave of tears. I can’t wait to see “Dear John!”
In case you’re wondering what the movie is about, it centers around a soldier home on leave (Tatum) and a girl who falls for him (seyfried). Naturally, he has to return to the sandbox and they continue to exchange loving letters while he is gone.
Now, someone on the Twitterverse kinda spoiled it for me by telling me how it ended in the book…obviously it will end the same here. I won’t spoil it for my readers, but assuming she is right…I’m not stoked on the ending. Never the less, I’ll still be one of the first in line on February 4th when it comes out. I haven’t been to the movies in FOREVER but I’m def spending the money to see this one.
When Amanda Seyfried’s character says “2 Weeks John. 2 Weeks is all it took for me to fall for you,” that was it for me. The hubs and I knew each other prior to his time in the military and we did spend TONS AND TONS of time talking and stirring emotions through email, Skype, etc. but…those 2 weeks we spent together when he came to see me on R&R…sealed the deal for us. I think I can identify with a few parts of this movie and I’m sure we all probably can in some way.
What do you all think about this movie? Are you going to see it?
Fort Bragg girls, I hear that both actors are going to be having a special screening there very soon and a meet and greet. I’m not sure of the process for tickets or if they’ve already been distributed, but if you’re lucky enough to snag one…let us know! They are also doing a contest on the Army MWR website for the movie where you can win a vacation to Charleston, SC. And if you’re feeling like tweeting with Mr. Tatum…you can find him at http://www.twitter.com/channingtatum. Just remember ladies…he’s married!