An absolute charmer. Safe Haven. A joy to the eyes. A joy to the heart. Second chances. Second romances.
A story of healing and redemption set in the small water-swept neighborly coastline of South Port, North Carolina. Stunning visuals move the story along with the grace and glow of Southern Hospitality at its best. Story author Nicholas Sparks knows and shares his characters with affection.
Director Lasse Hallstrom , holds a steady rein on this romantic drama, digging us deeper into each character with a deft gentle touch. Wonderful casting with Julianne Hough playing a running-from-her-past waitress and Josh Duhamel as the small-town lonely widower. The romantic chemistry here is beyond hot. It's incendiary.
The DP sure know how to light these actors. Great visuals of consoling rustic evening sunsets, followed by ever-hopeful morning ocean sunrises. Scenes dance along with clever editing, moving this compelling adventure forward like a seasoned Olympic ice skater, gliding on her home-town ice.
Will encourage all my SAG acting friends to watch this work of art. This work of the heart. Missing some movie magic in your life? Here it is.