Safe Haven (Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough) comes out on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD today. The movie is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. If you read his books or seen his other films, then you already know his stories are romantic and will make you cry. In my opinion, Safe Haven (review) would make an excellent Mother’s Day gift. To celebrate the release of the story on Blu-ray and DVD, I’m giving away a Safe Haven Blu-ray/book bundle on my movie blog. Thank you, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment!
Safe Haven Synopsis
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in this spellbinding romantic drama based on the novel by best-selling author Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook). When a mysterious, beautiful woman named Katie (Hough), moves to Southport, North Carolina, she sparks the interest of the locals, especially Alex (Duhamel), a handsome widower. Although she is attracted to Alex, Katie is reluctant to trust him – that is, until a new friend (Cobie Smulders) convinces her to give Alex a chance. But before long, a dark secret from Katie’s past threatens her happiness in this thrilling romance directed by Lasse Hallström (Dear John).
Below is a fun feature provided to me by 20th Century Fox. It’s a list of top ten songs used in Nicholas Sparks movies. Im my opinion, a good song makes the film any more memorable.
Top Ten Nicholas Sparks Songs
- 10. We Both Know
Colbie Caillat feat. Gavin DeGraw (Safe Haven)
Country heart and introspective lyrics; you can’t go wrong with this catchy duet!
- 9. Little House
Amanda Seyfried (Dear John)
Sweet, romantic and whimsical. The song captures all that’s wonderful about Seyfried and the pivotal scene that features the tune.
- 8. Cry
Mandy Moore (A Walk To Remember)
Poppy but heartfelt, Moore provides the right feel for A Walk to Remember.
- 7. Down the Line
Jose Gonzalez (The Last Song)
Strumming guitars, a gripping voice and a catchy hook make this a top ten song!
- 6. I Could Not Ask For More
Edwin McCain (Message in The Bottle)
It’s impossible to think of the film without hearing Edwin McCain’s passionate song.
- 5. Hold On You
Ponderosa (The Lucky One)
Sonic, big and melodic. Ponderosa are simply amazing.
- 4. Way Down in North Carolina
Lauren Pritchard (Nights in Rodanthe)
Dusky-voiced bluegrass beauty Lauren Pritchard hits all the right notes in this upbeat happy tune. Hear the back-up singing? That’s the legendary Emmylou Harris.
- 3. You Take My Troubles Away
Rachael Yamagata & Dan Wilson (Dear John)
Soulful guitars and a melodic voice make this a haunting, beautiful song.
- 2. In Rodanthe
Emmylou Harris (Nights in Rodanthe)
Powerful lyrics and stirring vocals have made Emmylou Harris a legend, and this song, is no exception.
- 1. I’ll Be Seeing You
Billie Holiday (The Notebook)
What can be said about Billie Holiday that hasn’t been said? This song is a staple and it makes The Notebook even better.
Safe Haven Giveaway
Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win a Safe Haven Blu-ray and book combo. The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Wednesday, May 15th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers in the USA and Canada. If you don’t see an entry form below, please wait for the Rafflecopter giveaway form to load (or refresh the browser).
[Disclosure: I have not received anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, but they are not the administrators of the giveaway on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]