Chick Flicks and date movies don't get much better than this latest film based on a book by treacly Nicholas Sparks. (So much better than
Here, our star-crossed lovers, John, Channing Tatum, and Savannah, Amanda Seyfried, find all kinds of roadblocks in their path to happily ever after. (BTW, if he looks familiar think old Abercrombie and Fitch catalogs, while she was the singing/dancing queen in the movie "Mamma Mia!")
So, here they are falling in love in the aftermath of 9/11. If that's not bad enough, he's in the military on the verge of deployment. And if that's not bad enough, his dad, played to perfection by Richard Jenkins, is a rather strange dude. Maybe autism. And if that's not bad enough, Savannah is emotionally attached to a young boy, who is definitely autistic. Is there something in the water?
That's about all the Movie Slut will divulge about this wonderful weepy. Bring tissues.