Safe Haven 2013 PG-13 CC

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An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John.

Starring:
Julianne Hough, Irene Ziegler
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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Safe Haven

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Director Lasse Hallström
Starring Julianne Hough, Irene Ziegler
Supporting actors Jon Kohler, Tim Parati, David Lyons, Josh Duhamel, Giulia Pagano, Juan Piedrahita, Red West, Noah Lomax, Mimi Kirkland, Robin Mullins, Jasper Grey, Tora Hallstrom, Wendy Wilmot, Ric Reitz, Cullen Moss, Cobie Smulders, Nick Basta, Mary DeFlavio
Studio Relativity
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I loved this movie, and our whole family watched it.
Gina
I have seen every movie made from a Nicholas Sparks' book and this is the best one I have seen..
Cathy
The movie was a very good combination, love story and suspense - well done movie!
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106 of 118 people found the following review helpful By Counter-Intuitive on February 4, 2013
I'm not so sure you should classify this as a chick flick, even though there seemed to be a lot more females than males at the screening I attended. For me there were enough non-romance scenes to make it a more of a mystery. I can't say a lot about the plot without spoiling it for those who haven't seen it.

The movie runs the course of your basic romance with an unlikely couple who meet and fall for each other in spite of their problems until their relationship takes a major hit due to revelations about a secret past. In fact, threaded throughout the story are short scenes involving a Boston cop obsessed with finding a suspect in an attempted murder. There are a few tense moments of violence and absolute terror, but it's not gratuitous or over done, only enough to reveal the mystery and lead to a satisfying conclusion, (or not). What I liked the most was that, just when I thought the plot had taken its final twist, a letter is opened and read which surprised me all over again.

I enjoyed this movie much more than The Notebook, another movie based on a novel by the same author, Nicholas Sparks. I felt this was more action packed, exciting and optimistic that The Notebook. I also felt the cast was strong, from the leading characters to the supporting actors. All in all, an entertaining movie that I would recommend.
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89 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Glowzinski on February 28, 2013
One day my mom said she wanted to see this. So we went and saw it. It starts out with some mystery. A girl seems to be hiding. From what or whom you are unsure. Then, she finds a place to feel safe and starts to enjoy her new dwellings. Throughout the movie you will learn about what she is afraid of and what happened to finally free her and make her run. Then, there may just be something in the movie that will happen that makes you have this weird feeling in your gut. I will not say anything though.

The chemistry between the actor that plays the father and the actress that plays the girl is amazing. They are so good at playing nervous, anxious people who are falling for one another. You will come to like both of them and hope for good things to happen. There is someone else in the movie as well. A detective/cop. His role in the movie is important.

The kids that play the mans kids are great. They are such good actors. I am proud of them. They never get in the way of anything that is going on. You see them for the perfect amount of time. In the time you see them you will understand their pain and their reasons for doing what they do.

Another thing that I liked about this movie is the location. It seems to have a small town feeling. Some movies go all over the place. But this movies was really in one place. It let you feel safe. Like you were at home and nothing could happen. Very well done.

This is a great movie for a man, women, or both to watch. It really makes you thankful for those you have that you can love and who love you. As soon as this comes out, I am buying it. One of those movies that is great to watch on a rainy night. A great movie!!!!

Oh, and if you were wondering I am a 28 year old guy. I have had a lot of pain in my life. I enjoy love stories. Just makes you feel good.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JWink on June 23, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Safe Haven is a movie about a young woman who is running from her past and lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

I know this is based on a novel but I am not familiar with that so I cant say how well it was translated from the book to the movie. I do know that the author played a role as a producer so that should help with following the book.

Thinking this was your typical chick type flick, I wasn't too excited about watching this movie but I decided to give it a chance after hearing good things and see what it was about. The movie at times was a little slow moving but had some beautiful scenic shots of North Carolina. The little girl that played the daughter also was a bright spot as she seemed to bring some cuteness to the movie as well. I felt the "bad guy" (Played by David Lyons) in the movie could have been acted a bit better though and to me was the weak point. I just felt that he didn't play very well the drunken jealous abusing husband and that it could have been done better and more believable. I just didn't think he played it angry enough to make me believe that he was going to do what he did in the movie.

Even though the movie was slow at times, the ending to me made the movie a decent one to watch. Even though this movie goes into your typical happily ever after type ending, this one has a bit of a surprise at the end that gives it something different than your run of them mill romance movie. I won't spoil the ending for you here but the ending makes this movie a decent one to watch, especially with your significant other that will surely make her cry.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The People's Critic on April 1, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
"There is more than one way to skin a cat" has got to be humorously posted on a some wall somewhere within the offices of Nicholas Sparks Productions. The latest proof of this has arrived in the form of Safe Haven.

In Safe Haven, Katie (Julianne Hough) is introduced frantically attempting to escape being chased down by a Boston Police Officer (David Lyons). The mystery of the film revolves around why this chase is taking place, but of course the point of this film revolves around her somehow ending up in North Carolina with a handsome man. "Write about where you know" has got to be humorously posted on some wall in Nicholas Sparks's North Carolina home.

Katie does end up in the aforementioned state in the tiny town of Sea Port. Sea Port offers all of the necessities for Sparks to work his magic: quiet streams for canoeing, beaches with virtually no one around, general stores, rusticity, no technology, one big event (that apparently draws over 100,000 people in for a day), and a laissez faire attitude. Predictability ensues, but not to an offensive degree.

This is the eighth Sparks novel to get the cinematic treatment, but it may as well be the eightieth. It rarely rises above standard TV movie production quality and offers nothing unexpected to the viewers. What it can cash in on is the likability and chemistry between its main co-stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel. I suspect that this is the main reason the film got green-lit at all. An attempt, albeit a failed one, at adding some edge accomplishes little more than The Lucky One was able to accomplish last year.
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