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Safe Haven (2013)

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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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Ivan's Waitress
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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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14 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,401,594, 17 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,349,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,594,140
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Trivia

Keira Knightley was offered the role of Katie. Knightley chose to star in Begin Again (2013) instead. See more »

Goofs

When Katie arrives in Southport, the bus number is 199. You will see this when she turns to see the bus is leaving. It is also shown on the top right at the back of the bus as it pulls away from the gas station. When Gavin reviews the security footage and believes he recognizes her, the bus number is listed as 1994. See more »

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Josh: Why do you have to take pictures?
Alex: I don't know Josh, maybe cause I want to be able to remember this stuff.
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We Both Know
Written by Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat
Performed by Colbie Caillat feat. Gavin DeGraw
Colbie Callat appears courtesy of Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Gavin DeGraw appears courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Ent.
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A real surprise and touching ending to this romantic thriller
25 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Director Lasse Hallström pulls off a surprise ending to this otherwise seemingly ordinary romantic thriller; in doing so, he redeemed what would otherwise have been a movie not worth a mention. Sure, the movie is sweet for the most part and the dramatic moments are nothing to brag about, but Hallström has been hiding the real love story all along; when it's revealed in the last scenes, we ask ourselves, how could I have not seen this and then you melt. But you do have to stick it out to the end. I don't wish to spill the beans so I'll keep mum about it. I understand some viewers are not going to be interested in the movie because of the cast, but the director's following is not without merit; after all he delivered Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Chocolat and Cider House Rules, and it's his uncanny ability to tell a story like no others is what made me want to watch the movie.


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