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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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One too many gimmick
4 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Before the final twist became so obvious before it even happened, I was going to rail on all the haters. I was going to nail them for hating a traditional romance. And it was going well with a by-the-book romance with a twist of 'Sleeping with the Enemy'.

Julianne Hough is escaping from the cops, and lands in Southport, North Carolina. She falls for widower Josh Duhamel with his two kids. Cobie Smulders is a mysterious neighbor.

The first hint of trouble starts with David Lyons' overacting of a crazed ex. It was as if he came from a different genre. Did he think he was in a horror movie? Then the final twist really overcomplicated this Nicholas Sparks movie. He didn't need this. It may work for a book, but when you squeeze a book down to a film, you need to simplify.


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