-- yes, it's about two lovers seperated from each other by war.
But they had two weeks together to set
up the story line and get aquainted with the characters and some
tender subplots -- involving both sides of their families, with
a few flashbacks to explain most details.
The couple had amazing chemistry, showing
the awkwardness of a first love.
But, for me, it needed a little more punch
Save it for the young gals for Valentine's
If you think falling in love is tough,
try throwing 9/11, autism & cancer into the mix.
This heavy-handed, predictable love story
has so many tear-jearking moments that it is hard to choose just
which one will make you go weepy.
The basic premise of love by snail mail
and how their relationship grows is great, but the added misery
of bad timing and unfortuitous circumstances turns this Nicholas
Sparks page-turner into a tearful melodrama.
It's just too much.
is an emotional love story that involves the predictable serviceman's
"dear John" letter that the hero of this melodrama
is sooner or later destined to receive while away on duty.
The movie's downfall is in the strained
and disorderly, mixed up tale.
This affects the outcome of the central
part of plot, that is then wasted.
There's just too much extra drama going
on, so almost everything feels crushed and overwhelmed.