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. 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 02.14.2013
Apologies to Hallstrom, but an adaptation of a Sparks novel always ends up being a Sparks movie.Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 02.13.2013
Hough emits all the charisma of a personal assistant ...Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 02.14.2013
Plods along with dialogue just above the level of crayon scribblings, and the direction by the usually reliable Lasse Hallstrom is dismayingly sluggish.Rex Reed, New York Observer, 02.20.2013