Dear John (2010) -vs- The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
â€œThe Best Years Of Our Livesâ€ stands tall as the ultimate and still unsurpassed drama about WWIIâ€™s returning soldiers, made in 1946 by William Wyler from a pitch-perfect script by Robert Sherwood. Director Lasse HallstrÃ¶m enters the love-and-war fray with his effort â€œDear Johnâ€ based on a novel by the very popular (if slightly gooey) Nicholas Sparks. The war in question is a lot more confusing than WWII, and the story is a whole lot soapier/dopier, but the eternal questions remain the same. What does war do to soldiers and their families and the women they love?