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Safe Haven sparks high interest

Brooke Cosner, Staff Writer
March 1, 2013

“Safe Haven” is the most recent love story to hit theaters and is based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, best selling author of the hit novels “The Notebook” and “Dear John.” Unlike those two movies, this latest hit features a much darker storyline.

The first scene of the movie grabs the audience’s attention by showing a mysterious girl, Katie, played by Julianne Hough, frantically fleeing a house and getting on a bus headed out of town. Many questions come to mind as to why she is so scared and what happened that would make her want to leave town.

The bus takes her to a small North Carolina town, which ends up being her “safe haven.” At first, she is reluctant to join the tight-knit community, which raises questions about her past.

Before all the drama of her past comes back to haunt her, Katie meets Alex, played by Josh Duhamel, a widowed storeowner with two young children. Sparks fly instantly but she tries to fight them, not wanting to complicate her life even more.

As the love story goes on and Katie begins to put down roots in her new town, it is inevitable that Alex and Katie will allow those sparks to grow into something more. However, just as things are starting to go well for her, the dark secrets of her past sneak up on her and all her worst fears become a reality.

Alex and Katie fight to protect their love and their loved ones in this unforgettable romantic thriller.

Movie critics are claiming the movie is too predictable, but that is definitely not the case. The end reveals a very big twist that will make or break people’s opinions of the movie.

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