Disclosure: I received a free copy of Safe Haven on Blu Ray. No compensation was received.
To be honest, I had forgotten that I had even heard the Safe Haven story previously, muchless posted a review and giveaway for the audiobook. So, I watched the movie as a person who didn’t know what was going to happen. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but I can say I enjoyed it nonetheless. I did go back and read my short review on it and it would appear the movie kept to the book’s storyline. So, I think readers as well as non-readers of the book will enjoy this movie.
Safe Haven stars Julianne Hough as the main character. I can’t recall having seen Julianne Hough in a movie previously, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from her. Thankfully, I was very pleased with her performance. She nailed it. I loved her interaction with Josh Duhamel and the children. The actors in this movie did a fabulous job of portraying Nicholas Sparks’s story in a very natural way. I couldn’t imagine watching the film with anyone else in those roles now.
I watched Safe Haven by myself and I’m glad I did. Back in 2010, I wrote that I didn’t relate as much to this particular Nicholas Sparks story. However, since then I have lost my father and it occurs to me that my mom could date other people now. So, I can relate to the little boy in this story now. I’m not sure how I will react to things if my mom ever does date again, but I will have some reaction I’m sure. Also, I just went to the beach for the first time. So, it was nice to see the beach on the screen and know what it’s like to be there.
Once again, I’m very pleased with a Nicholas Sparks story. I love his books and the movies are always good. I can safely say that we can add the Safe Haven movie to that growing list of good movies based on his books. So, have you watched the Safe Haven movie? What did you think of it?