Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons
Katie Feldman moves to a small town on the North Carolina coast, determined to make a new life for herself. She takes a job as a waitress and keeps a low profile, but she is soon won over by the warmth and caring of the close-knit community, especially that of widower Alex. With the help of Alex and his children, Katie learns to love and trust again, but when a mysterious stranger arrives and starts asking questions, Katie's dark past threatens to reclaim her.
This is a review of the movie and not the book.
It seems like Nicholas Sparks has help made another one of his books into a movie. That bit of information alone will tell you how the movie ends. It will end just like all of his stories, a happy ending. This is at least a story that some woman will be able to identify with or want to be able to have the courage to do the same thing as Katie did.
This movie has a powerful story dealing with a woman leaving an abusive marriage. It is a sad fact that there is still a problem with that in the world or even in America. People that abuse the one that they "love" need to just go away. This is a story that has been too common over time.
The movie itself was not bad at all. I mean this movie could have just been shown on WeTv or LifeTime Channel. It is just one of those empowering women movies. Sparks delivered another woman's story of overcoming their odds in life and taking back there freedom. Sparks production company produced this movie, so he had more control over how this movie was made, and how it looked.
The settings for the movie was priceless. This looked like an area that you may want to live, or a least visit there at some point in your life. It was so pretty and on the water. It seemed like a great vacation spot to get out of the busier area, and a great quiet place to secretly relocate.
The cast for the movie was fine. I mean it was not the best selection or the worst. They were all just average. I mean this movie was nothing but what they call a chick flick, so you are not expecting this monumental performance from the cast. They all did a really good job.
This is not a bad movie at all. I liked it, but it is a woman's romantic movie. I'm just telling you the truth. It is worth watching at least once. Enjoy.
Safe Haven (2013) Trailer