Friday, February 26, 2010

Dear John.


3/5                                        4.5/5

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!

Now she is going to do this:

Have a great night everyone!

x o x o x


Jen said...

Awww! Snuggles is too cute! Batman is often around / nearby when I'm blogging too! That is a little sad to hear about Dear John...I read the book and probably will not see the movie since I've heard a few others with your same feelings!

Brittany said...

I am lucky. I read the book when it first came out. So I was able to watch the movie and not compare. Nicholas sparks is my favorite author, so the moment a new book comes out I read it. I try and just consider the book and the movie two completely different things. It makes watching it easier. BECAUSE trust you-me... My sisters keeper didn't make me sad it made me mad! lol don't even get me started!

Allison said...

I haven't read the book nor seen the movie. I want to though! I haven't read a book in a couple of months, so I need a new one.

Oh the things I must do.. I love you doggie btw!

Stacy said...

Haha, oh snuggles!

Cassie said...

i read the book and cried lol and then saw the movie and cried! lol. you're right there are some crazy differences, esp about allan being tim's son, i thought that was so weird! i think i loved the movie more though just because it had a bit of a happier ending, and channing tatum was really easy on the eyes :)

your little furball is so cute!! my little one would love to be his furball friend :)

happy saturday! :)

Heather said...

Snuggles is toooooo cute!!! Brody does the same thing with me when I'm on the computer, he loves to snuggle :).

Elizabeth said...

I didnt read the book and wish I would have! :-) And I JUST LOVE SNUGGLES!! Super cute! Rosie does the same thing, sits on my lap while I am typing!

Kelsey Claire said...

Love the picture of Snuggles. We should plan ourselves a play date and then plan a play date with Snuggles, Tilly, and Gus! I actually liked the movie more than the book, just because I hate endings when people don't get together. It is just to real life.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

OMG. I bawled the entire movie. I didn't read the book, but I think I would have liked the movies ending better since I was rooting for John and Savannah. Not the best movie ever though.

WestSacHoney said...

Aww I skipped over the review because I was thinking about reading it and watching the movie but I always get bummed out after reading then watching because it's never as good as the book. Your dog is JUST like mine! That's exactly what Harley looks like with his teeth! :)

-♥-Lauren said...

I haven't read the book, but I think I will go buy it and start reading it during summer vacation. I did, however, see the movie and I liked it alot. Most people I talked to said that if I liked the movie, then I would LOVE the book.

Ps. I won a Twitter contest hosted by Channing Tatum. I got a Dear John t-shirt, poster, soundtrack, and picture- signed by Channing. It was glorious. I have it hung up in my room :)

Kelsey said...

I love the movie and cried the whole time lol. I think since I saw the movie and read the book afterwards that the movie was better. I really like the relationship with him and his dad more in the movie especially the hospital part. Now I read the last song first and then saw the movie and the book I think is way better.