I finally got to see Dear John a couple of nights ago. I had never wanted to see a movie so badly in my life. My anticipation for Twilight and Sex and the City didn't even come close to my desperate desire for Dear John. I had read the book about a year or two ago and I couldn't put it down because I couldn't get the tears to stop and I couldn't sleep without finishing it. So seeing the preview for it for the first time when I went to go see New Moon, I nearly fainted in my seat from happiness and excitement.
As expected though, the movie was not as good as the book. Everything in the movie was what I saw in my mind when I read the book... with half the passion. :( Yes, Channing Tatum is good looking, but for some reason, I wasn't too attracted to him in the movie.
Although the story didn't exactly have a fairytale happy ending, it was a touching and heart warming ending. I loved the story... a true love story that reminds you that love doesn't come easy and not to take it for granted.
Needless to say, I cried throughout most of the movie. In fact, I cried before the actual sad parts because I already knew that the sad parts were coming. In some ways, reading the book first ruined it for me.
If you are looking for a fast paced, full of action, and not lovey dovey movie, then this is not for you. Personally, I loved the movie for the story behind it... but it could have been portrayed a lot better. Just my opinion.
Okay... that was a long post considering I am posting from my phone. And yes, I am proud! :)