Written February 21, 2013
It's a Nicholas Sparks, it's going to be romantic. A chic flick. I like quite a few genres of film, and for a romance, it was good. I also liked the suspense.
Written November 24, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed Safe Haven. Like the book on which it is based, it was well-written. The cinematography was superb, especially the parts on the beach and water. The climax had me on the edge of my seat, although I already knew how it'd turn out because I'd read the book. The directing was very good, and the actors seemed very sincere. I don't remember seeing Josh Duhammel in any other roles, but I thought this role was good for him because he came across as a loving, protective father. The part where he is in the room above his store, struggling with his grief over the loss of his wife and realizing how much he loves Katie and is about to lose her, is very poignant. I've seen Julianne Hough in some other roles and I thought this was her best one. When the identity of Katie's friend Jo was revealed, it surprised a lot of people. One young man down the row from me shouted, "I'm outta here!" and stalked out of the theater to a chorus of laughter. He should've read the book.
Written August 02, 2014
We enjoyed the movie more than the ending. (Don't let anyone tell you anything about the ending!) The movie was a combination of nice romantic story with a sense of humor, and some tense drama. It was a good date movie.
Written September 22, 2014
If you have seen one Sparks movie, youv'e seen them all. Guess who die mid way though it and who would die. After the movie was over the girls in front of me said " was that it"? They were also dissapointed.
Written July 25, 2014
I had no idea that Julianne Hough was such a great actress. There was lots of chemistry here, and the buildup was great. I loved the movie. Will probably watch it again when it comes out on video.