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A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

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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 ... Written by Nicholas Sparks

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,401,594 (USA) (15 February 2013)

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$71,346,930 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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Katie calls and leaves a message on her neighbor's answering machine while at work at Ivan's on a Monday (according to the answering machine). When Kevin calls Ivan's and listens to the recording, it states that Ivan's is open Tuesday to Sunday, meaning it is closed on Monday. See more »

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Very Good Chick Flick
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Katie (Julianne Hough) appears to be running away from something or someone and ends up in a seaside town in North Carolina. She meets widower Alex (Josh Duhamel) - whose wife died of cancer 2-yrs ago – and doesn't trust him. She has a secret. What is going on? Inquiring minds are on the job once more.

(Bob, did you really take out another chick flick?) Yes, and when you see Julianne Hough you will know why. She is absolutely sexy-beautiful and you will want to know what happened and will she be okay. The chemistry between Duhamel and Julianne is perfect. His character falls in love with her almost at first sight and so do we. This story works because of that chemistry. They should have their own TV show so I can see her every week (You are a dreamer).

Katie gets a job in a seaside restaurant and makes friends with Jo (Cobie Smulders) a mysterious woman who encourages Katie to give Alex a chance. Eventually, Alex finds out what the secret is and things come to a head.

All in all a very good story with an able supporting cast and the pacing is spot on although we would have not minded if things could have been dragged out more. Hey, I told you she is absolutely beautiful.

There is a twist at the end, and you may say it wasn't necessary, but there it is. Deal with it or not. (7/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: Kinda, but nothing is seen.. More like a make-out session. Nudity: No. Language: Only soft stuff, a couple s-words is all.


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