Much like Tyler Perry panders to his base, Nicholas Sparks just keeps churning out soapy affairs about couples that meet and need to overcome their dark secret pasts in order to find happy ever after together and audiences can’t seem to wait for the next installment.
Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat), Safe Haven stars Julianne Hough as the one running from something and Josh Duhamel as the stable one who offers a calm port of call (you know, the titular safe haven). No surprises here, right? Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened for review