Film Review – Safe Haven

Director: Lasse Hallström
Screenplay: Dana Stevens,Gage Lansky
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Noah Lomaz, Mimi Kirkland, Colbie Smulders
Genre: Romance
Rating: ***
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Rating Score
* – Poor
** – Average
*** – Good
**** – Very Good
***** – Excellent

The film tells the story of ‘Katie’ a woman on the run from an abusive husband. Her desperate flight takes her to a small coastal town in North Carolina where she ends up in the care of a widower, Alex (Josh Duhamel) and his two children. Her sudden arrival causes the people of the small town to be suspicious, however Katie ignores all the awkward talks and gossip in the hope of starting afresh when she develops a remarkable relationship with the widower’s children, Josh and Lexie as well as her charming neighbour, Jo (Colbie Smulders).