2.5

Dear John

Romance


 

A romantic drama about John, a soldier on leave who falls for Savannah, a conservative college student.

We are in very familiar territory with "Dear John", a sappy clichè -ridden tale of young love. This film struggles to elicit an emotional response due to its clumsy dialogue and bland montages spanning John and Savannah's years apart. The rare moments of honest human connection take place between John and his autistic father, yet the tenderness shared between the two is somehow missing between the young lovers. Dear John? Return to sender.

Courtney Slevison

Wide Release 4th March 2010
108 mins