Dear John is a 2010 American film of the romantic war drama film genre, directed by Lasse Hallström for a Screen Gems, with a screenplay by Jamie Linden based on the novel Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks. Dear John tells the story of John Tyree (Channing Tatum), a young soldier who went home on leave, and Savannah Curtis (Amanda Seyfried), an idealistic young college girl he falls in love with during college vacation.
Over the next seven tumultuous years, the couple are torn apart by John's increasingly dangerous missions. Despite meeting rarely, the couple maintains contact through love letters. This correspondence ends up causing a situation with disastrous consequences.