Written February 17, 2013
Safe Haven works on many levels; mainly engaging the audience with the characters and getting you to feel the emotions of the story. There is an inherent sweetness in the script including a selflessness that seems to be a trademark of Sparks’ stories. It does get a little slow in the middle, the foreshadowing is anything but subtle and much of the plot is predictable. Hough and Duhamel are not the next Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks but they are more than workable and give believable performances. Overall it is an enjoyable experience and fits the “date movie” genre like a glove. I can't imagine a wife, dreamy teenage girl or mother not enjoying this movie and likely there will be many facebook post from guys that start with, "I'm not going to lie..." and then end with saying something good about safe haven.
Man Card Grade: Not confiscated: but if you cry it will be stamped.
(10 stamps is a confiscation)
Written February 15, 2013
I thought this movie had everything it needs, a Chick Flick and action sapience all in one. I recommend it to everyone. No good for a bunch of high school or jr. high girls but adults who love life.
And leave you phones at home!
Written February 18, 2013
I really enjoyed the movie but my daughter who went with me said it was to slow for her. I quess everyone to their own likes.
Written August 02, 2014
After having read the book, I knew I had to see the movie. All of Nicholas Sparks books and movies are winners. Julianne Hough is amazing. I fell in love with her on Dancing With The Stars and this was amazing. There have been critics who didn't like the cop portrayed as the bad guy. There are men out there who are abusers, being a cop he just had the resources to abuse and find her. This was a great Valentine date night movie. A wonderful, romantic love story! Scenic view added to the romantic level.
Written September 02, 2014
I cried. Everyone was crying when they left the theater. I had read the book before seeing the movie so I was aware of the characters and the change in plot to accommodate the movie but still a great story.