‘Safe Haven’ plays it safe… but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough seek refuge from a storm in 'Safe Haven'
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough seek refuge from a storm in ‘Safe Haven’

Nicholas Sparks has published 16 novels thus far.  With the release of Safe Haven, half of them have been made into films.  But this one does something the others did not.  Oh, it has the usual schmaltz, romance, and major character in jeopardy.  But this time, the person in jeopardy isn’t being endangered by disease, war, or some other ‘thing’.  “Katie” (Julianne Hough) is being threatened by someone.

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Lasse Hallstrom brings Nicholas Sparks’ ‘Safe Haven’ to the big screen

The upcoming film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks’ novel Safe Haven is the eighth time the author’s novels has been brought to the big screen.  And while, yes, there is a typical Sparks’ love story at the heart of the book and film, Safe Haven has things that make it different from any of the previous movies.

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