The very best responses to Safe Haven's batsh*t endingSign in. A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her. When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
‘Safe Haven’: So, About That Ending… (And Other WTF Moments)
I had no plans to see Safe Haven. I wasn't covering the movie for any particular reason, and it seemed, from the trailer and word of mouth, like one I could safely skip. Then I started hearing vague references to its twist ending. Then Matt Singer at IndieWire wrote a piece arguing that maybe some movies should be spoiled in advance -- since knowing that a given twist ending is this ludicrous might convince you to spend money on Safe Haven. After researching what this twist ending actually was, I spent money on Saturday to see Safe Haven. Let me start by saying that I am not at all disappointed with my decision -- the ending was just as bizarre as advertized.
If you haven't seen the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' Safe Haven or read the book and wish to remain unspoiled on the most half-baked twist ending next to The Happening , then stop reading right here. For the rest you ready to hee-haw at the absolute WTF-ness of it all, we've rounded up some of the best responses to this movie's ridiculous twist ending. Ok here goes. Julianne Hough's character Katie moves to a new town to hide from some past problems that aren't particularly relevant to our topic. Alex teaches Katie how to trust again and Jo listens to Katie while they paint floors or something. As the story moves forward and Alex and Katie fall more in love it's revealed at the very end that Katie's new BFF Jo is the ghost of Alex's dead wife. Who was haunting Katie just to make sure she was good enough for her husband.
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. - Before I get started with this entry, I just want to say that yesterday I discovered that the follower count for this blog jumped from 53 people to followers!
When it was over all I wanted to do was discuss those enormous and plentiful plot holes, the outdated settings seriously, did no one in Southport own a cell phone? I gather Jo was just doing recon at this point: who was this mysterious blonde girl making eyes at my husband? Can she be trusted around my precocious youngsters? Now, the answer to that immediately should have been no, as Katie is someone who literally arrives in town with a duffel bag and nothing else and whose idea of a home repair to fix a giant hole in her floor was to paint over it. But Jo seemed to like something about Katie and started to nudge her to be with her widowed husband when he started to do grand, romantic gestures for her like…drop of a bike in her driveway in the middle of the night. Okay, fine, so Jo just wanted Alex to find love again and for her kids to have a mother figure, fair enough. Better yet, Katie never explicitly told Jo about her past with Kevin, so how did she know who he was and that he was trouble?
Like, as soon as the first paragraph. You've been warned. A Nicholas Sparks movie needs three things: a beach, a babe, and a bro. His latest panty-dropper starts bloody, as though Sparks accidentally stapled a spec script for SVU to his newest scribbles when he sent them off to his agent. On her tail is Officer Tierney David Lyons , and to make sure we stay sympathetic to our killer heroine and not, you know, the law, Safe Haven makes him a cross between Bad Lieutenant and the T Tierney swills vodka from a water bottle, sleeps overnight at the crime scene, breaks into old ladies' houses, nearly runs over a teenager and reeks booze sweat like the second coming of Charles Bukowski.
The film marks the final film role for actor Red West. It was released theatrically in North America on February 14, The film was originally set for a February 8 release. A terrified woman, Erin, flees her house in Boston , having been in the possession of a bloody knife. After taking shelter with a neighbor, she is at the bus station trying to flee town.