Movie of the Month

This Month at the Movies

Hi, I’m Heather, Barbara’s daughter, and I’ll be giving you a little insight into a family friendly movie or a date night movie each month. I have two daughters, ages 4 and 1, so we get to watch a ton of kid movies but we do watch movies just for us as well.

Movie of the Month

(Review by Heather McCoy)

Movie: Dear John

Rated PG-13

Length: 1 hour and 48 minutes

Type of Movie: Drama, Romance, War

6.3 Stars out of 10

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave. South Carolina US Army Special Operations Soldier, John, is on summer leave from his German base, visiting his widowed father. Being gallant on the pier, he befriends college student, Savannah, and her buddies, a terminal father and his angelic son. John falls in love with Savannah, who diagnoses his beloved, gentle but weird father as mildly autistic. He plans not to sign up again, but 9/11 changes that, and she won't wait idly while their friends desperately need help.

Comments/Review by Heather McCoy:

This is one of my favorite movies. I watched this movie by myself curled up on the couch with a comfy blanket and some popcorn. It was my “me” time. This movie pulls your heartstrings in every way waiting for the next turn around the corner. Just like other romance movie there’s love and there’s heartbreak. It is a very sweet movie watching the two people find love in each other and see how much they care for each other.