Safe Haven

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Saw the movie Safe Haven!  This movie is based on the best selling novel by Nicholas Sparks and is advertised as the best romance movies since The Notebook.  Well, I saw both movies and read both books.  This is a sweet and poignant movie but I don’t think it is the equivalent of The Notebook.  That being said, Julianne Hough is great in her role as a young woman fleeing an abusive husband who is a alcoholic cop and seems to be able to get away with anything.  Josh Duhamel as a widower and father of two young children is his usual charming, sexy, dorky self.  I love Josh Duhamel!  It is a good movie, I recommend it as a sweet date night movie.  I enjoyed it although I was a bit confused by the role of her friend and neighbor “Jo”.  I think there were some liberties taken with that character in the movie vs. the book.  Jo is played by Colbie Smulders of How I Met Your Mother.  Anyhow, a nice couple of hours watching these two fall in love.

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