Dear John, the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks romance starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, is getting better reviews than one might've expected, given that the last adaptation of a Nick Sparks book was 2004's The Notebook.
"As midwinter sudsers go, you could do a lot worse than Dear John..."
— Matthew Connolly, Slant Magazine
"The latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks romance looks like The Notebook with rearranged furniture."
— Scott Tobias, Onion AV Club
"Dear John exists only to coddle the sentiments of undemanding dreamers, and plunge us into a world where the only evil is the interruption of the good."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film takes itself much too seriously, yet its characters exist in a realm of fiction, never coming alive as actual human beings."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter Posted 02.05.10 by reelz