caleb and i watched dear john tonight. wwhaaaaatttt?! i never read the book but i was loving the movie up until john sees the wedding picture of savannah and tim on the mantle. i seriously thought she had married someone else and that was a picture of her and her father-like figure framed. i knew that was stretchin' it but, hey, a girl can hope. when john read the break up letter from savannah while he was overseas i was assuming she got engaged to the guy who liked her previously in the movie. i was assuming he would come home and see that the engagement had been called off and she was waiting with open arms for him. not so much.
why did she marry tim? the movie makes it seem like he was sick and needed help for himself and for his son, alan and she was helping him so therefore they got married. why didn't you just help him? be his nurse? why did you marry him, savannah? i'm confused. why couldn't you have committed to being alan's caretaker without being his stepmom? tim admits that he knows that she loves john.....even more confused. what man is okay with admitting that he knows that his wife is in love with another man, yet alone the man that is sitting in front of him that he is telling? then savannah proceeds to act like everything is okay and have john over for dinner meanwhile her husband is dying of cancer. i was glad when john said bye to savannah instead of see you soon. i was glad he wasn't going to take her back because regardless of the circumstances of tim's life, she broke off their relationship and their promise to each other. i have no idea why at the end of the movie a bearded john and a never aging savannah met up at the coffee shop, do you? the only positive about the ending of this movie is that it was unexpected. i, generally, like unexpected endings. not in dear john's case. i knew we should have watched valentine's day.