Given his penchant for pulling apart lovers, I'm sure you can understand my nickname for Nicholas Sparks: anti-cupid. But the upside of his downer novels (and their big-screen adaptations) is the real-life love they tend to foster.
Think about all those couples who bought a ticket to "The Notebook" only to find themselves holding eachother two hours later, sobbing and wailing, "I will never leave you Beth!" The same looks to be true of "Dear John," -- I can scarcely make it through the trailer without crying.
It's all Amanda Seyfried. Whenever I see her big, beautiful, saucer-shaped eyes welling with tears, I can't help but follow suit. And while I haven't seen "Dear John" or read the source material, I think it's safe to say either Amanda or Channing Tatum isn't going to be alive for the end credits. Which will have me in hysterics.
The only thing that could trigger more tears? If they do live happily ever after! Because I've already signed one of their death certificates like a blank check, the idea of watching them run across a cornfield toward one another after Channing's character returns from war already has me feeling a bit emotional.
Since I've already resigned myself to crying, let's check out a new scene from the film that hints at their love -- and Amanda's (probable) loss.