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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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Near the beginning of the film, an aerial view of the bus taking Katie to Atlanta is shown traveling on the Linn Cove viaduct in western North Carolina. The Linn Cove viaduct is part of the National Park Service's Blue Ridge Parkway and is closed to commercial vehicles including buses. See more »

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If you are longing for some good romantic flick, Safe Haven is the place for you with a good twist
15 May 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Life is unpredictable and then life will turn upside down when you meet you the right person and will feel like staying in safe haven with the person closest to you. Safe Haven is romantic–drama that has strong performances with a sudden twist in the end which will keep you entertained till the end

The Story Katie escapes from shrewd , short-tempered husband only to land in a gorgeous town Southport, North Carolina surrounded by beautiful locales and serenity. She meets a widower Josh and falls in love with him. Things turns ugly when her husband comes back.

From the director of Hachi , Salmon Fishing in Yemen , Safe Haven is refreshing romantic drama based on Nicholas Spark's novel of same name. The story is very good with very good twist in the end which will completely take you by surprise. Couple of scenes do stand out from the film – the scene between Katie and Josh on the row boat , the climax scene , coupled with soothing background score definitely makes the film worth watching . Screenplay is decent. Editing could have been better. Cinematography is splendid grabbing the exotic location of Southport. Performances by Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Josh Duhamel is good with Julianne stealing the limelight.

Overall , if you are longing for some good romantic flick, Safe Haven is the place for you. Good 3/5


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