Welcome to today’s Movie Review for Safe Haven. Another film that I got “dragged to” by a friend, with little prior knowledge to what the film was about. Overall we did both really enjoy it – my friend had had read the book before and I hadn’t. So if you like the book, you may well enjoy the film too! Though classes as a Romance/ Drama/ Mystery by the media, I would definitely put this into the “Romance” category, with a bit of exciting action (probably designed to get the punters in).
- Romance/ Drama
- Director – Lasse Hallstrom
- Stars – Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel
Safe Haven Synopsis:
A girl arrives in a small sleepy town, clearly “running away” from something and decides to settled own, in this peaceful area, hoping to leave her past behind. A romance blossoms between her and a local widower. And gradually the girl’s story comes to light. What is she running away from and why? Then there is a bit of excitement at the end and a “happy” resolution..
Watch the Safe Haven trailer:
If you enjoy romantic drama, then you will probably enjoy this film. “Lost girl” meets “lost boy” and they fall in love. The drama around why she is running away, ads a bit of excitement to the story (but in my view isn’t necessary) and I love the “twist” in the story, which is reveal when “the girl” receives a letter from a stash of letters the Widower’s dying wife wrote to her future family.
I enjoyed and so did my friend.
Now that a few days have passed since we saw the film, I still think it is a lovely enjoyable film – however, if you “miss it”, it isn’t the end of the world – watch it on DVD later.
So… my overall ratings:
Would my husband like this film? Probably not.
Did my friend like it? Yes she did – and she read the book, which is always a good sign.
Likeability of characters – 9 /10 (a bit of eye candy for both “him and her”)
General story line – 8/10 (a nice romance with some thrilling bits)
The Ending – 8/10 (the ending overall predictable, the twist not and I enjoyed that)
Overall? 7.5 out of 10 (yes sitting on the fence). Not a particular “Must see” film, but enjoyable none the less and certainly better than the last film I saw!