Monday, February 25, 2013

Safe Haven



STORYLINE: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and ...

I don’t remember much of Safe Haven’s story line because Josh Duhamel is so distracting…
but I know it was scary-Ukul


”If you stay, I promise there’s no safer place in the world than right here with me.”
- Alex |Safe Haven|
OMG. I so love it! Ahhh, Nicholas Sparks, you did it again!-AJ

Definitely, one of the most romantic movies out there this month. Beautiful cinematography. Characters and actors we love seeing in Nicholas Spark's work. If you are up for one of his films, I'm sure you've already seen it. -Ivy

The major flaws for me lie in the films screenplay. It's a little bit of a lapse to believe that Erin's character could fall for him so quickly especially with the recent things that have happened. There is also not a real solid feel for how much time has passed which makes it all the more unbelievable. On the technical side the editing is pretty hideous skipping wildly from scene to scene leaving many moments unfinished. The cinematography is also a mixed bag there are some shots that are so gorgeous with the lighting, the way they are framed capturing smoke rising from the ground and such giving the film a real feel of realism and than there are some shaky jumbled shots that just feel cheap and rushed. As for the performances Julianne Hough is better than I expected in the lead but she tends to overact a little but for the most part keeps it reeled in. Josh Duhamel is well enough but lacks an emotional depth that would have given his character more girth.-River


Cobie was being a scene stealer again in Safe Haven, just like what she did in the Avengers movie.-Sincetheworlddidnotend


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5 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Julianne looks so adorable in this film! :)

Krystal said...

that sounds like a great film!

Sara Gerard said...

Kyle wanted to see this!

mazzymay said...

I do think its a great love story.

Chris Ed said...

Oh I watched this last weekend! I wasn´t expecting much, but I really like the movie! Great review! kisses chris