Now for the movie. It was based off the book but while the premise was similar, several major parts were changed. In this case, I once again liked the movie better. Not to mention Channing Tatum was not bad to look at with his shirt off :)
In the movie I was able to feel more of what the characters were feeling. I liked the changes and the adjusted timelines that were made. The movie aslo had a different ending which I liked a whole lot better than the book's ending.
That makes me wonder - do producers/directors always change the endings of movies to make them more likeable? Who knows?
Anyway, if you are a girl and want to see a VERY girly movie or just want a good cry, definitely see Dear John. I really enjoyed it.