Safe Haven

Synopsis: 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. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and th
Director(s): Lasse Hallström
Production: Relativity Media
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
34
Rotten Tomatoes:
12%
PG-13
Year:
2013
115 min
$71,100,000
Website
1,548 Views


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(PANTING)

(DOG BARKING NEARBY)

(WHIMPERING, SOBBING)

Open the door! Open the door!

Oh, my gosh, what is the matter?

- I don't know what happened.

- Are you OK? Erin...

(SIRENS WAILING IN DISTANCE)

- All right.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER OVER PA)

There you go, miss.

Thank you.

(SIRENS WAILING OUTSIDE)

Oh, sorry. Ma'am, I'm so sorry.

Are you all right?

Are you all right?

Wait, they're not boarding

in there yet.

(CARS SCREECHING OUTSIDE)

Come on!

Excuse me, I'm sorry.

Have you seen this woman?

- I don't think so.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah, pretty sure.

- No?

- Dino.

- Yes, sir.

Guys, have you seen this woman?

- Isn't she blonde, with short hair maybe?

- Thank you.

Stop the bus! Boston PD.

Excuse me.

Hey! Stop the bus! Open up!

(MID-TEMPO POP SONG PLAYS)

(GULLS CRYING)

DRIVER:
Folks, we'll be stopping

for 15 minutes here in Southport.

WOMAN:
Do you have

any fresh coffee?

It's so thick,

it tastes like lukewarm mud.

- I don't know what to tell you, ma'am.

- You're gonna have to throw it out.

- It's a fresh Ethiopian blend.

- It's not...

I've never tasted Ethiopian

that tasted like that in my life.

- It's Ethiopian. Yeah.

- It's Ethiopian?

Just the mud for you then?

That'll be 97 cents.

Out of one.

- Thank you.

- Thank you.

(GULLS CRYING)

(WOMAN SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY)

And I wish they would, you know,

take us to places that...

(BIRDS TWITTERING)

(BUOY BELL CLANGING)

(BUS BRAKES HISSING)

- Here you go, Kevin.

- Thank you.

Hey, you catch the game?

Patriots killing 'em.

Hey, we got security footage

from the bus station.

- Want me to take a look at them?

- No, I got it.

(COMPUTER BEEPS)

(TAPPING KEYS)

(KIDS CHATTERING INDISTINCTLY)

All right. Have a good one, buddy.

See ya.

OK, how many in your party, three? OK.

- Excuse me.

- Yes?

Is your owner available?

I'm the owner.

How can I help you?

Uh, do you guys have any job openings?

Uh, well, we've been awfully busy lately.

I might can work you in.

I'm not sure.

Do you have any experience?

(LOUD HISSING)

(LAUGHING) So sorry. Frankie!

Yes, I have experience.

(BOTH LAUGHING)

(MOUSE CLICKING)

(SIGHS)

(TAPPING KEYS)

I'll be damned.

Don't hover at the tables.

Make sure their glasses are always filled.

Hi, Mary Ann.

And ask 'em if they need something,

but don't ask more than once.

- When you hear this ding...

(DINGS)

...try to beat me up here

more times than I beat you.

WOMAN:
Perfect size for you.

It's got hardwood floors,

some wainscoting.

It's a great location to town.

(FLOORBOARDS CREAKING)

A little bit of a fixer-upper,

but it's got a lot of potential.

(INSECTS CHIRRING)

What do you think?

I'll take it.

(WOMAN AND MAN GRUNTING

WITH EFFORT)

(WOMAN WHIMPERS)

(GASPS)

(COYOTE BARKS IN DISTANCE)

(COYOTES BARKING,

HOWLING DISTANTLY)

(WOOD SPLINTERING)

(SHRIEKS)

(POSSUM GROWLS)

(GASPS)

(GULLS SCREECHING)

(DOOR BELL JINGLING)

MAN:
Josh!

Two feet on the dock,

I'm not gonna tell you again.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Um, are your mom and dad around?

- Um, no, but I can help you.

You looking for anything?

Well, now that you ask...

do you have any paint?

Um, we have this book that's...

...with all different kinds

of colors that you can get.

- Oh, really? Oh, that would be great.

- What are you painting?

I'm painting my kitchen floor.

(GIGGLES)

- The floor?

- Why is that funny?

'Cause you usually don't paint floors.

You usually put a rug on them.

Well, I'm thinking that I

want to brighten the place up, so...

- What's a happy color? What could I do?

- Hm... there's yellow.

- Yellow?

- Yeah. The color of the sun.

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