FYI: If you haven't seen the movie, you may not want to read this, as there are spoilers!
So I just finished watching the movie "Dear John" for the first time and I am left feeling...perplexed. When I began watching the movie, I was wrapped up in the sweet love story, the mystery behind John's dad and the little boy Savannah was close to, and....well, let's be honest, looking at Channing Tatum is always enjoyable! Once he leaves for war, I was sad for them to be apart but loved how they kept each other going through letters (such a lost art these days!)
Then...I began to hate the movie.
After not writing for 3 months or so, she writes to break up with him while he's serving overseas, saying she's engaged?? I know later she explains that the guy was sick and he wanted someone to care for his son, but really??? They paint this picture of John and Savannah as being totally in love, and then she just up and marries this older guy out of the blue?
Then his dad dies, and that whole part of the movie was awful...I definitely bawled like a baby!
Okay, so then the movie starts to redeem itself because he obviously made the anonymous donation to pay for Savannah's husband to come home and say goodbye before he dies, which was really sweet. But then....the movie basically ends. I ASSUME they got back together in the end, but they didn't really explain anything....
Did she go see him where he was stationed? Where was that little coffee shop where he saw her? Was he expecting to see her? Where was the little boy she was supposed to be caring for now that her husband died? Did John and Savannah end up together??
I have not read the book, but I am wondering how close it is to the movie. I think I want to read it, but so many parts of it were so sad that I'm not sure if I really want to give it a try.
So basically, I loved/hated the movie, and am annoyed that it made me cry and now I have a headache. And, I'm home by myself with no one to discuss it with...hence, the blog post.
Soooo, fellow blog readers, what did YOU think about the movie?