Safe Haven

Safe Haven

The Notebook is one of my favorite movies of all time!  In fact, all of Nicholas Sparks movies/books are a favorite for a hopeless romantic like me.  When I heard that he was coming out with a new movie called Safe Haven, I was very excited about it! 

I got lucky in a contest from Co.Co Sala and ended up winning tickets to the screening of the movie one week before its release.  Being the fan that I am, how could I refuse the offer so, of course I went with Manish. 

The movie started and as it progressed, I kept wishing for it to get better.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a good movie, a good thriller but, I kept wishing for what I like in a Nicholas Sparks movie – More Real Romance.  As the movie progressed, I was upset that Safe Haven was turning out to be more of a thriller than a romance but, the movie ended and all I can say is I was shocked – in a good way! 

It already had the romance all along and I was so wrapped up in the thriller that I did not even notice it.


Things I like about this movie :

1. The cast – everyone has done a great job in the movie but especially the kids!

2. It’s the kind of romance that makes you think at the end – specially since the kind of love does not exist anymore.

3. The rogue cop – David Lyons has played this role to the tee! 

4. The movie depicts both the sweet as well as the dangerous side of love. 

Things I didn’t like about this movie :

1. Nicholas Sparks’s romantic spark was missing a bit in the movie.

2. The movie seemed long and predictable at times so the editing could have been sharper.


All in all, it’s a good movie and definitely worth a watch.  Could you wait until it comes out on DVD? Absolutely!  No need to rush to watch this at the theater but, definitely grab the one you love, a box of tissues and some popcorn to watch this one on your couch! 

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  1. Dianna
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 10:19:13

    And they say The Notebook is such a gay sort of movie but I beg to disagree. I really can’t wait to see that movie for myself too. Thanks for sharing!


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