DEAR JOHN (2010)
Dear John || While serving in the United States Army Special Forces in 2003, Staff Sergeant John Tyree is lying on the ground in Afghanistan, after being shot twice with his comrades around him. In a voice-over, he recalls a childhood trip to the US Mint and compares himself to a coin in the United States military before stating that the last thing he thought of before he blacked out was “you.”
In 2001, John is on leave in Charleston, South Carolina. He meets Savannah Curtis, a college student building homes with a group of co-eds for Habitat for Humanity while on spring break, when he fetches her purse after she drops it off of a pier into the ocean. She invites him to a bonfire party where he meets her neighbor, Tim Wheddon, and his autistic son, Alan. Over the course of two weeks, they go on several dates and fall in love. Savannah also meets John’s father, who is obsessed with his coin collection. John’s father takes an interest in showing Savannah his collection and what it means to him.
Savannah mentions to John that his father may have a form of high-functioning autism known as Asperger’s syndrome like Tim’s son, Alan. This upsets John, who storms off. Savannah’s friend Randy, who also has a crush on her, makes a comment that provokes John to fight, and he accidentally punches Tim, breaking his nose. Savannah sees the commotion, and stops speaking to John. John later apologizes to Tim, who offers to give Savannah a message. She drives to John’s house to spend one last day together. On their last day, they both make a promise that they will continue their correspondence with letters. They vow to tell each other “everything”.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Henry Thomas
Directors: Lasse Hallstrom
Production: Screen Gems
Duration: 108 Menit
Quality: HD (High)
Release Date: 04 February 2010