7. While audiences loved the film’s hopeful ending, Dear John had a different ending just days before its release that was faithful to the book’s ending (spoiler alert: John and Savannah do not end up together on the page). After executives expressed concern over the downer of an ending, Page Six reported at the time that hasty reshoot when down, despite the director’s initial resistance. Test audiences approved, and Sparks said he was OK with the change.
“It’s not, of course, exactly the same as the novel, but the changes that they made I think really improved it as a film,” he told Collider.
8. Ironically enough, Seyfried predicted one of her future roles while promoting the movie with Tatum. During a joint interview for Moviefone, he asked his co-star which musical she would love to star in. “This sounds really stupid, but Les Mis was my favorite musical and I know a lot of actresses would say that, because it’s so emotional,” Seyfried answered. Two years later, she would play Cosette in the big screen adaptation of the beloved musical.