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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Lasse Hallström

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Dana Stevens (screenplay), Gage Lansky (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julianne Hough ... Katie
Irene Ziegler ... Mrs. Feldman
Jon Kohler ... Bus Station Clerk
Tim Parati ... Bus Station Worker
David Lyons ... Tierney
Josh Duhamel ... Alex
Giulia Pagano Giulia Pagano ... Pushy Bus Woman
Juan Piedrahita Juan Piedrahita ... Jr. Detective Ramirez (as Juan Carlos Piedrahita)
Red West ... Roger
Noah Lomax ... Josh
Mimi Kirkland ... Lexie
Robin Mullins Robin Mullins ... Maddie
Jasper Grey ... Bus Boy
Tora Hallström Tora Hallström ... Ivan's Waitress
Wendy Wilmot Wendy Wilmot ... Realtor
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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, 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 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, haunting, terrifying secret that set her on a shattering journey across the country to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathetic, stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true ... 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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Noah Lomax was previously cast on The Walking Dead (2010) (the first season); Mimi Kirkland would later be cast on the show's seventh season. See more »

Goofs

Katie calls and leaves a message on her neighbor's answering machine while at work at Ivan's on a Monday (according to the answering machine). When Kevin calls Ivan's and listens to the recording, it states that Ivan's is open Tuesday to Sunday, meaning it is closed on Monday. See more »

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Jo: Promise me something, Katie: you'll take a lot of pictures and only regret the ones that you didn't take.
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Glory, Hallelujah
Written by Ryan T. Boldt (as Ryan Boldt)
Performed by The Deep Dark Woods
Courtesy of Black Hen Music
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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 ketgup83See 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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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

14 February 2013 (USA) See more »

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Southport, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,401,594, 17 February 2013

Gross USA:

$71,349,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,594,140
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