Safe Haven

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  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.7  (115,858)
  • 34

Safe Haven is a romantic drama movie that came out in 2013. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The story follows a young woman named Katie (Julianne Hough) who is trying to start a new life in a small coastal town in North Carolina. She is running away from her past and is trying to remain aloof from the people and the community around her.

Katie finds a job as a waitress in a local restaurant, where she meets the charming and kind-hearted Alex (Josh Duhamel). Alex is a widowed father of two children, and he is trying to raise them by himself. Despite her initial reluctance, Katie starts to open herself up to Alex as she spends more time with him and his family.

As Alex and Katie begin to fall in love, Katie's past starts to catch up with her. She realizes that she can't keep running away forever and that she must face her fears and confront the secrets that she has been hiding. At the same time, Alex's ex-wife, who is also the mother of his children, returns to town, creating further complications in their relationship.

The film is directed by Lasse Hallström, who has directed several other romantic drama movies such as Chocolat and Dear John. The movie has a beautiful and serene setting, with the North Carolina coast providing a stunning backdrop. The screenplay was written by Leslie Bohem and Dana Stevens, who have done a great job of adapting the book's story to the screen.

Safe Haven features some excellent performances from its leading actors. Julianne Hough delivers a convincing portrayal of Katie, a woman who is trying to come to terms with her past and build a better future for herself. She is vulnerable and guarded, and her emotions are palpable. Josh Duhamel is also great as the charming and sensitive Alex. He has great chemistry with Hough, and their onscreen romance is sweet and believable.

Cobie Smulders, who plays Alex's ex-wife, also puts in a solid performance. She brings a complexity to her character, and her interactions with Alex and Katie add another layer to the film’s drama. Mimi Kirkland and Noah Lomax, who play Alex's children, are both adorable and do a great job of bringing some humor to the film.

The film's music score, created by the celebrated composer Deborah Lurie, adds to the movie's romantic and emotional nature. The score is poignant and beautiful, and it complements the movie's visually stunning scenes.

Overall, Safe Haven is an enjoyable and romantic movie that touches on themes of hope, trust, and redemption. The film is poignant and engrossing, and it keeps you invested in the characters and their stories. The movie is well-directed, well-acted, and well-written, making it one of the better movie adaptations of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

Safe Haven is a 2013 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 34.

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    6.7  (115,858)
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