It's a new wrinkle to have a Sparks plot so dependent on thriller and mystery elements, some of them surprise-dependent and therefore off-limits for the purposes of the latest two-star review of the latest adequate Sparks adaptation. Prologue: A desperate young woman played by
Assuming a new haircut and a tight-lipped persona, Katie gets off the bus at
Katie has something to hide; the detective has someone to find; Duhamel's Alex has some grieving to put behind him; director
I like Duhamel, and in her first straight-up dramatic role Hough does well enough, though her singing and/dancing career thus far has trained her to oversell, as opposed to sell, as opposed to act naturally. As for Jo, the mysterious single woman who befriends Katie: She's played by
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"Safe Haven" Movie Trailer
MPAA rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality).
Running time: 1:55.
Credits: Directed by
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