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
Is there a need for a spoiler tag? I won't say it, but it's as obvious as day (and night), where this is going. As someone who hasn't read the book/novel I can't say though, if the "twist" was in there too, or if they took some liberty. I imagine they just went with what the book said. And I'm not talking about the end twist. Something that I felt was a bit too much, but that's just my opinion. Also read that some people felt it was touching.
It's not a bad movie then, but when I think of a really good romantic movie, then "The Notebook" comes to mind. It can't be only the actors (Ryan Reynolds and Rachel McAdams to name two) involved with that other Nicholas S. movie, that actually ... sparks! This feels like a warming up of old clichés and not really touching at all. While I've seen worse, I think reading the book is a better way to spend your time
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