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
Lead star Josh invited some local Southport NC Staff from a restaurant to go sailing with him during filming. See more »
The "Atlanta" bus number keeps changing. When first seen, it is a four digit number. When Katie gets off in Southport, it is bus number 169. And when Kevin sees it on the security camera tapes, it is a four digit number, and although we can only see the bottoms of the digits, the last two are "55". See more »
This film tells the story of a young woman who arrives in a small town and find a safe place for herself, after having to run away from the city.
As an Nicolas Sparks adaption, I naturally have high hopes for it. I expected it to be touching and tear jerking. After watching it, I found the story to be rather slow and unconvincing. There seems to be many plot holes regarding the cop, and how can Katie get a job without an ID? The relationship between Katie and Alex is unconvincing, especially after Alex asked Katie to leave him and the children alone. And the ending twist is so unbelievable that it left me confused. "Safe Haven" is a below average romantic film, and it could have been much better.
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