Monday, October 19, 2009

The Ubiquitous Amanda Seyfried

If there was anything worthwhile about sitting through last year's musical train wreck "Mamma Mia!," it was witnessing the lovely talent of Amanda Seyfried, who, as it turned out, boasts a singing voice that's just as sweet as her ever-improving acting chops.

If "Mean Girls" hadn't already done the trick, that little dad-hunting, Meryl-Streep-spotlight-stealing star turn really opened the door for Seyfried, as evidenced by the fact that she's popping up all over the place in 2009. She recently appeared opposite Megan Fox in the Diablo Cody-penned box office disappointment, "Jennifer's Body," and also stars as a prostitute in the festival fave "Chloe" with Julianne Moore.

Now comes "Dear John," Lasse Hallstrom's super-sappy-looking translation of the super-sappy-sounding Nicholas Sparks novel about a romance between a young girl (Seyfried) and a soldier (Channing Tatum) who's called back to fight just after the couple starts going steady. The trailer is below, but be forewarned: it's one of those tells-you-the-entire-plot trailers. Sorry, Amanda, I think I'm gonna pass on this one, but congratulations on all the work you've been getting.

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