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I was lucky enough to won free movie passes courtesy of a promo from Fullybooked. Safe Haven was the featured film and seriously, I hadn’t watched or read the book. All I knew that was Safe Haven was written by renowned novelist Nicholas Sparks.

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Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough are the lead characters of the movie, and their team-up were not quite appealing to me. Looking at the two, I could not sense some spark between them however I still watched the film.

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The movie starts with Katie (Julianne Hough) escaping from the ‘past’ that haunts her. She reaches the small town of Southport in North Carolina and decides to settle down. There she meets Alex (Josh Duhamel), a widower who owns a merchandise store and has two kids.

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Katie also meets Jo (Cobie Smulders), her friendly neighbor who always walks by her side. Katie wants peace for her life.

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Will she finally find a safe haven in Alex’s arms? Or will her past overcome her finding happiness?

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I thought Safe Haven is just another ordinary love story but apparently it has some surprise revelations at the end. I giggled at most of the scenes in the film and I almost cried in the last part. It is a touching movie about again finding love and happiness where you least expect it.

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Perksbewithyou rating: 8/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

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