Safe Haven

6.61 h 55 min2013X-RayPG-13
A young woman moves to a small North Carolina town, determined to make a new life for herself, but remains haunted by a terrifying secret. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom and based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks.
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Josh DuhamelJulianne HoughCobie Smulders
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David Lyons
Marty BowenWyck GodfreyRyan KavanaughNicholas SparksJason BeckmanJason ColodneTracey NybergTucker Tooley
RML Distribution Domestic, LLC
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

11686 global ratings

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HaleyReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best Nicholas Sparks movies!!
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definitely not your regular chick flick, but quite possibly one of the best Nicholas Sparks movies next to the Best of Me. I watched this movie with my dad when it came on the tv and we immediately got sucked in. by the end of the movie he was balling! we were both crying! it's very intense at some points but that is what keeps in so interesting and addicting. Absolutely 100% recommend this movie! definitely for ages 15 and older unless you skip the bedroom scene cause other than that its perfect for teenage girls. Quite possibly my favorite Nicholas Sparks movie. I recommend to just go ahead a buy it. you won't regret it!
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Denny DormodyReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Magic of the Movies is Back!
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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.

Denny Dormody
Los Angeles
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Vicky MReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Movie!
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This movie is really great! It features two of my favorite actors and the scenery is beautiful. I enjoyed the twist at the end very much. If you like romantic dramas I highly recommend this movie.
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D. AllenReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Hugely Under Rated Movie
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OMG, I just finished streaming this and it takes a lot to get to me but this movie did. I won't give it away but the ending is simply amazing and something I would have never in a million years have expected. Josh Duhamel is a hugely under rated and under used Actor as is Julianne Hough. I remember Josh Duhamel from All My Children back in the 80's and then there was the Transformers franchise but he does not get near the exposure that he should. Julianne Hough is known for her time on Dancing With The Stars and her Rooms To Go TV commercials and she was in the second release of Footloose but she is under rated as well. This movie has influences from Message In A Bottle and Sleeping With The Enemy but it is in a class of its own. See this movie, you will not regret it.
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Amazon customerReviewed in the United States on February 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Wonderful Feel Good Movie You Have to Love
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This is a wonderful movie to watch over and over again. It is such a feel good movie and one just right on a rainy day to relax and enjoy. The casting is perfect and the story is sweet. There is nothing not to like - even the parts that get you mad, when you think all the happiness might end, it still works out and all is well! What a great price for a great movie!
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PamReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Thought provoking romance
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This is a new favorite. Domestic violence seems to be a common problem unfortunately. This story is about a women who runs away and finds a better life and a better man. Katie is wary at the beginning; but as time passes, the horror of her past starts to fade. More realistic than many films on this subject. It details the lengths Katie goes through to escape. It also points out how far her husband goes to find her to resume their violent relationship. Totally believable with a great twist at the end. I love this movie.
Taylor C.Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hough and Duhamel are Adorable!
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A movie can never hold a true expectation from it's book. However, I still though it was an adorable romance and wasn't awkward at all!!! There were a few differences that I wish would have just been left alone (i.e. some events to the storyline, and the little boys behavior). They did change the little girls name, which honestly isn't a bad idea. When I read the book the main character and the little girl both started with the letter "K." I'm sure they did this to help the viewers keep the names straight. I also thought the husband wasn't crazy enough, but it wasn't my favorite aspect in the movie anyway, so I'm not that concerned. I do think as well that some people might have been confused in the first 30 minutes if they hadn't read the book. But then again, when is Nicholas Sparks story lines ever clean cut from the beginning? They aren't! :) I loved it! 5 stars, only a few typical complaints, but I don't care. I'm going to end up buying the movie anyway.
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Alicia MorrisReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Even though this movie is quite predictable, I loved it. This has become one of my new favorite movies. I think Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough have great chemistry in this movie. I would buy this movie for all of my girl friends and family.
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