Saturday, June 5, 2010

Dear John: review

Dear John,

I really don't get all the hype about you.  As far as movies go, you rated about a four in my book.  Out of ten.  Sure, Channing Tatum is gorgeous, but enough to carry an entire movie?  I don't think so.

I'm left wondering exactly what your storyline was?  Okay, so obviously it was about a guy and a girl who fell in love very quickly and wrote letters back and forth.  And then she dumped him through a letter.  Not so tactful, that one.  That part I followed.  But the rest was just kind of painfully dragged out.

So many different elements were brought into the movie, but never fully developed.  Characters just sort of dropped off the map.  Nothing in this movie happened the way you would predict it to.  I get that being predictable isn't always a good thing--but in a chick-flick, it's kind of the point.  Someone should have told you that.

There wasn't even really a big dramatic scene.  No turning points in the movie.  A few times, I thought "here it is comes, the big moment", only to be disappointed.  Plus, the ending was completely unsatisfying. 

Maybe I'm just jaded because I have a hard time getting into a movie where two people fall instantly in love.  It's just not realistic.  I wasn't at all surprised by the breakup.  Come on, they barely knew each other.  You really think two weeks together is enough glue for three years apart?  Hardly.

Amanda Seyfried, I'm really hoping Letters to Juliet is better.




  1. I agree with this. The movie was okay but not one I'd ever want to see again :/ I hate when they change the endings from how it was in the book.

  2. I haven't read the book. I'm not sure I'm a fan of Nicholas Sparks' writing style. I tried reading The Notebook & that is the one time I've ever liked a movie much better than the book.