A goody-two-shoes college student (Amanda Seyfried) falls for a gigantic slab of gorgeous (Channing Tatum), and after he returns to his special forces unit they carry on a long-distance romance through the mail. Adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Nights in Rodanthe), this terminally sappy romance delivers heartache, sacrifice, a make-out scene in the pouring rain, and not one but two autistic characters. Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) directed, bringing
his inimitable brand of burnished tedium; with Richard Jenkins and Henry Thomas. PG-13, 105 min.