So tonight, I was finally able to see Dear John. My friend C & I tried to go 2 weeks ago but it was sold out. I was pretty excited to see it because I have already read the book and loved it. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. If you have not seen the movie, and want to see it, stop reading now because I'm about to talk about some of the major differences that I didn't like.
Fair Warning :-)
In the book, John never gets shot. (I like that) He also visits his hometown bars and meets with old friends who he used to get in trouble with. The movie did not show that. I did not like how Allan was Tim's son and that Tim was already married. His wife has left them though. In the book, Tim is Savannah's age. John's father doesn't die a few days after the heart attack. John puts him into the nursing home, goes back to the army, then his father passes away. In the book, Savannah ends up falling for Tim where in the movie, it makes it seem like Savannah marries Tim out of pity because he has cancer. In the book, Tim does not die like he does in the movie. Tim goes into remission from his cancer and lives happily with his brother Allan and Savannah. Instead of having breakfast ready every morning for John like it is in the book, John's father prepares lasagna every Sunday. The ending in the movie was a happy ending compared to the book. John and Savannah run into reach other at a cafe. John is chaining up his bike and Savannah is having a cup of coffee when she looks out the window, sees John and then they end up hugging. The movie ends there. In the book, John decides to leave Savannah alone and let her be happy with her life with Tim and Allen. I could go on and on with the differences. I'll admit that I cried during the movie when John is reading his father a note that he wrote. This did not happen in the book. There were just too many differences for me and I personally think the book is 100% better then the movie. Maybe I shouldn't even be comparing them because one is a book and the other is a movie, but I just couldn't help it. I recommend reading the book & passing on the movie.
If you have seen the movie and read the book, you could possibly disagree with me. But it's just my opinion and we're all entitled to that. Right? :-)
If you have read the book & seen the movie,
which do YOU like better?
P.S - Snuggles was on my lap the whole time while I was typing this, so I told her that I would post her picture and let her say hi to all the other fur balls out there in blogland.
"hi! Maybe 1 day mom will make me a blog and I can meet lots of new friends. Please tell your furball I said hi & would love to play with them one day!
I’d like to think I’m just your average 20-something girl, but, I’m not. I care too much and love too hard. I live in Maryland and currently go to school in hopes of attaining a degree in education. I try to be as honest as I can on this blog while learning how to be more open. I love to laugh and smile :) Some things that make me happy are: the beach, my bf, friends, family, reading, taking too many pictures, summertime and a cold beer ♥