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The other day we brought you the first theatrical poster for the romantic coming of age drama, Dear John. The film stars Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried as a love lorn couple torn by war and responsibility. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström, and is based on the book by Nicholas Sparks.

Check out the first trailer for Dear John

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This is depressing on so many levels. This is exactly why I stopped giving in to Nicholas Sparks after A Walk to Remember. I don’t have time to have all these over the top displays of love and loss thrown in my face. For those of you who are interested in the film, but haven’t read the book here’s a brief synopsis.

The story focuses on a soldier home on leave (Tatum), and the “idealistic college student” he falls for during her Spring vacation (Seyfried). Over the course of seven years, they must face his increasingly dangerous deployments, seeing each other face-to-face rarely, but keeping the affair alive through overseas love letters that “eventually triggers fateful consequences.”

What do you think of the first trailer for Dear John? Do you plan on seeing it?