29 Days of Romance: Review #4, Dear John (2010)

Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: February 5, 2010. I don’t consider myself a fan of Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but there have been 11 big-screen adaptations of his novels and I’ve seen eight of them. That number includes today’s review, Dear John, as it wouldn’t [...]

The Choice (2016)

The Choice (2016)

  Released: February 5, 2016. Directed by: Ross Katz. Starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario. Runtime: 1hr, 51 min. Life will give you many choices. It will give you the choice to see this film. Don’t. The Choice opens with Benjamin Walker’s Travis talking about how life is full of choices – and he “has [...]

Safe Haven (2013)

Release Date: February 14, 2013 Director: Lasse Hallström Stars: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders Runtime: 115 min A young woman, Katie (Julianne Hough), with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower, Alex (Josh Duhamel), forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. Nicholas Sparks movies (A [...]

The Vow (2012)

The Vow Release Date: February 10, 2012 Director: Michael Sucsy Stars: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill Runtime: 104 min I wrote the original review of this back in late August, and I just tweaked it a little. The true story of it all seems like it's a sad one, but the Hollywood version turns [...]

A Walk to Remember (2002)

A Walk to Remember Release Date: January 25, 2002 Director: Adam Shankman Stars: Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote Runtime: 101 min Tagline: Find out who you are and do it on purpose. In 1965, a romance novelist was born who would be known for his schmaltzy, predictable and usually mindless love stories that can sometimes [...]

The Lucky One (2012)

The Lucky One Release Date: April 20, 2012 Director: Scott Hicks Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner Runtime: 101 min Nicholas Sparks' films are just that old extended fable: love conquers all. This is just another one of his predictable, boy meets girl and then loses girl, romantic love stories. None have yet achieved [...]