We had an opportunity to attend a screening for the movie Safe Haven last night. The best part was that it was at one of my favorite theaters which has a full menu of food and drinks. (Brownie sundae was DELICIOUS! Cherry brownies with ice cream and cinnamon chips. Need I say more.)
The movie is based on the book by Nicolas Sparks. I like the actors in the film. I cannot compare them to the characters from the book since I have not read it (not sure if I will either). Julianne Hough does a great job portraying an abused wife who is ready to move on.
Hough’s character is forced to run away following a murder scene which I cannot go into details about because it will spoil the whole movie. She ends up in a small town, gets a job and ends up falling for Alex, a recent widow with two children.
All in all, the movie was slow to start and had bits of fast-paced sequences. There is a little weird twist towards the end that surprised me. I thought the whole back story should have been given more time. But it is a romance movie. I even was able to go to the bathroom in the middle of the movie without missing anything major. That says a lot!
If you like fast-paced, funny movies, then this is not for you. Although Safe Haven is slightly humorous at some points, it is not a comedy. Save it for Redbox or Netflix.