I watched this film a few days ago as I am a big fan of the romance movie genre. I expected this film to be well acted and believable as two famous actors are in the film: Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.
This film is all about distance and ultimately whether love can survive distance and time constraints. Communication is a key concept within this film because letters are sent across the world by John and Seyfried's character Savannah, which keeps their love going. The true message of this film is: can love survive the distance?
Tatum's character, John, is presented as an enigma at the very beginning of the film, but as the plot develops, the reader begins to find John a likable character. At the beginning of the film, John's inward nature is quite unnerving as the audience does not know anything about him. However, as the film moves along, the audience realises why John is so quiet and mysterious.
Channing Tatum acts fabulously in this film and is the true stand out actor. Tatum's performance is very believable and he fits the typical build of a soldier. Casting Tatum as a mysterious soldier was a good call by the filmmakers.
This film does not have a stereotypical ending; instead the audience must decide what they think happened after the film ended which requires some thinking. The audience is not spoon-fed and is given the opportunity to make their own mind up about what happened in the film. For me, this gives the film extra points because it does not follow the typical conventions of the romance genre.
Overall, I was really impressed with this film because it was shrouded in mystery until the very end. For me, this is a representation of how John was mysterious at the beginning of the film. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone that likes the romance genre.