I know that a lot of you are huge Channing Tatum fans, so I hope you'll be excited to see what he and his adorable Amanda Seyfried had to say about Dear John. I recently got to sit down with the actors, and we chatted about their roles as John and Savannah, including the pressure to have good chemistry in a Nicholas Sparks film — particularly in their steamy love scene.
To see the second part of my interview, where both actors talk about the moving scene between John and his father, just read more
Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried have had a busy few days in the run-up to Dear John's release today, starting with an appearance yesterday afternoon at the Apple store in NYC. They managed to arrive before the blizzard scheduled to hit the city today, though Amanda jokingly said that her breasts can predict the amount of snowfall. Amanda was then off to chat with David Letterman on The Late Show. Channing was up this morning looking fresh-faced and hot to make a cameo on Channel 11's Morning News show to talk about their romantic new movie, which Buzz has a mixed feelings about.
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Movies based on the work of writer Nicholas Sparks are very hit or miss. Though he consistently uses the same cliches in his tragic loves stories, the results aren't quite as consistent. On the one hand, the film versions can be romantic and endearing, like The Notebook, but other times, the formula produces a schlocky dud (sorry, Nights in Rodanthe).
The latest, Dear John, hangs somewhere in the balance. It's not a total miss but it's far from a home run — mainly due to the lack of chemistry between Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. The two play John and Savannah, a mismatched army man and affluent college girl who share a Summer romance and then keep in touch through letters while John's deployed overseas. It's the kind of movie you have to be a Nicholas Sparks fan to appreciate, but even his biggest supporters won't be satisfied. I'll tell you why when you read more