Review: Safe Haven

Last night, we were invited to an advanced screening of Safe Haven. The movie, which stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, comes out on Valentine’s Day. How fitting.. 🙂

The movie is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. Need I say more?

Here’s the synopsis for Safe Haven:

An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.

I’ve been wanting to see this movie ever since I saw the first trailer for it, and I was not disappointed. If you love a good chick-flick that’ll have you leaving the theater in tears, then Safe Haven is just what you’re looking for! Props to my husband for going with me, even though it wasn’t his type of movie..

I thought Julianne Hough did a great job in her role as Katie. I’ve been a big fan of hers since seeing her in Rock of Ages, and I’ve even thought about dying my hair all blonde because of her.

As for Josh Duhamel, what can I say? I’ve loved him since Las Vegas, he’s a great actor and a nice piece of eye-candy to boot! Some people complain that he doesn’t have much acting range, but I felt he totally nailed his role in this movie.

The storyline felt a bit Lifetime-y, but as someone who could sit and watch LMN all day long, that was fine by me. I’d love to say more, but I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone.

Just go and see it, you won’t be disappointed. And bring some tissues with you, they’ll come in handy!

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