I was invited to a free advanced screening of the new romantic comedy Safe Haven and almost didn't go but changed my mind because of the cast. I mean, hello? Josh Duhamel? Now I could report to you all that I eavesdropped at the screening.
People were pumped to see this movie. The anticipation was as high as The Notebook. The energy in the room was electric.
"It's starting. It's starting. Shhh..." gushed the man sitting next to me. But the chatter never stopped throughout the whole movie.
"Julienne Huff is a revelation," whispered moviegoer Benjamin in the front row. "I concur. Hear, hear," shrieked his lover Kyan.
"Josh Duhamel is the kind of man you can count on to do the right thing," proclaimed holidaymaker Matthew.
"He has such a cute perky cock," his companion interjected.
And when the twist ending came, there were audible gasps and screams in the theater. "Did not see that coming," said rom-com fan Christopher.
When the credits rolled, everyone gave a standing ovation. "Pure heaven," they all concurred.
Please please please DO NOT give away the twist ending when discussing #SafeHaven in your social media.
Wow the PR shills are in full force. A desperate last ditch effort to make this flop seem like a hit. Julianne "never gonna happen" Hough really is box office poison.
Isn't he decades older than she is?
He's 40 and she's 23. It's only a 17-year difference but it works on screen. May-December romances are all the rage now. Yes, he's old enough to be her father, but don't think of it that way and you'll enjoy the film. Think of it as a reverse Ashton and Demi.
Troll dar R20 and look at all the pretty yellow!
I can't tell if OP is being satirical, if he's a studio shill, or just a vapid queen. Well done!
I saw the movie Wednesday night at a special preview. Josh is not half bad. I wonder what he could do if given a challenging role. The movie is terrible. How did Julianne Hough get the starring role? Did Ryan Seacrest put a lot of his money into the movie?
You're so right, r20. I'm almost 40 and Ju Ju Bean & I are a hot hip happening couple.
Oh someone PLEASE spoil the ending. This smarmy thread begs for it.
Butterfly's honey, is that you?
They both die.
Jo is a figment of Katie's imagination and her abusive ex finds her and tries to kill her and he DIES.
People, people, trust me, the age difference is not an issue at all... like at all. At the screening I went to people were commenting on the age difference but all agreed it was not a concern.
"She sure is young," hissed Julianne Hough fan Gregory when Julianne Hough first appeared onscreen.
"But age shouldn't be a concern. Age is just a number," countered his partner Mochi.
"Oh my Sparks, you're right. It's only 17 years."
"That's less than two decades," replied Mochi. "No big deal."
In the back of the theater, 64-year-old cinema-goer Theodore guffawed, "I buy them as a legitimate couple. The age difference does not bother me at all."
"It doesn't bother me either," said Theodore's 24-year-old "son" Jeremy. "Thanks for bringing me to see #SafeHaven, Daddy. It's swell!"
So you see, the age difference is not a concern at all to audiences so it shouldn't be a concern for you. Just go with it and not ask questions.
as long as he doesn't speak. His voice is even more disappointing than david beckhams
I think it's time we all started boycotting The Village Voice and Rolling Stone.
"Hough emits all the charisma of a personal assistant." - Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
"I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine." - Peter Travels, Rolling Stone
Get the stick out of your asses, guys, and just go with it. I can't believe these humorless pricks call themselves critics. Don't listen to them.
Stupid movie, Hough is annoying, and the gays hate it. NEXT!
No one cares about critics, R35. The Notebook also got horrible reviews but people love it.
R17, Thanks. Now I know where OP's reference to "cute, perky cock" comes from. (As if a man's cock meant more to his appeal than other factors.) Where is that naked pic from? Bravo again DL.
This PR thread is fucking hilarious.
R29, The age difference is major part of the story line. Josh plays a widower with kids, who doesn't expect to fall in love again. Personally, the best thing in the movie is the cinematography and the setting. It's a beautiful looking flick. As a said in a different thread, after a critics' preview last week, I want to fuck the cinematographer.
R36, Sparks could easily have added a gay couple, as a secondary story line, to any of his novels. I think that statements' a cop out.
The Notebook didn't get trashed. It got 52%. This new piece of drek got 12%!!!
Wow, thanks OP! I sure will be buying tickets this weekend! I wonder if I can get a group discount if I bring the girls? We'll go to the Melting Pot beforehand!
This thread is piss yellow.
The ads make it look like a Lifetime movie or some sappy Harlequin-esque romance.
The complete movie plot presented for your enjoyment.
Would you like ketchup with those fries?
Spoiler: Jo has a penis
Let's see -- the Dad gets to fuck the babysitter and the gal has someone to help her pay off her student loans.
A 21st Century Love Story!
The twist is in Wikipedia and it is horrific.
Julianna Ho gushed: "When I had to be passionate with Josh I would just think of how Ryan really likes to pump my pussy. My manpussy, if you know what I mean."
Sounds a lot like Sleeping with the Enemy.
Well, this is proof of datalounge's success that we get such an obvious PR troll.
We are tastemakers!
What a hilarious ESTy-troll. Who expects the ES the T presents to be a clever parody of a PR flak?
However, the problem with being a too-successful troll is that ultimately you can't tell the difference between the troller and the real thing.
So it becomes both irritating and creepy.
This movie will flop, and the Ho(ugh) in question - Get it? Get it? Ho (UGH0 - will disappear. Plus the fact that Joshy timed his impregnation of his wife to his movie will be a turn-off.
Looks like it's going to be the number 1 movie this weekend overtaking Die Hard. Julianne Huff is a bigger star than Bruce Willis!
Julianne Hough should stick to dancing but it looks like a light romantic harmless film BUT: that plot twist is idiotic; wonder why the writer thought it necessary. Also wonder how Hough got cast; must be tons of actresses in that age range who would have been better...
She said she is a movie stah now and will not go back to DWTS.
Considering her performance has widely been described like that of a crash test dummy, I'm not sure about her future film prospects.
Vulture needs to do a Buy, Sell, Hold on Julianna Hough. Just for fun.
#1 movie in America. Suck it, bitches.
Not the #1 movie in America
1. Good Day To Die Hard (Fox) Week 1 [Runs 3,552] R
Thursday $8.2M, Friday $7.6M (-8%)
4-Day Weekend $29.5M, 5-Day Holiday $37.3M
2. Safe Haven (Relativity) Week 1 [Runs 3,223] PG13
Thursday $8.8M, Friday $7.4M (–16%),
4-Day Weekend $26.5M, 5-Day Holiday $35.0M
3. Identity Thief (Universal) Week 2 [Runs 3,165] R
Thursday $5.3M, Friday $7.0M
4-Day Holiday $26.5M, Cume $73.7M
4. Escape From Planet Earth (Weinstein) NEW [Runs 3,288] PG
4-Day Holiday $21.0M
5. Warm Bodies (Summit/Lionsgate) Week 3 [Runs 2,897] PG13
Thursday $2.5M, Friday $2.7M
4-Day Holiday $10.5M, Cume $51.7M
6. Beautiful Creatures (Warner Bros) Week 1 [Runs 2,950] PG13
Thursday $2.5M, Friday $2.4M (-6%)
4-day Weekend $9.0M, 5-Day Holiday $11.5M
the worst acting i have ever seen, J. sorry, you won't be ANYTHING
Can anyone tell me if movies #5 Warm Bodies and #6 Beautiful Creatures are worth the the $5 charge? I've seen #1 and #2 already (for free.) Best part of both = cinematography. Interesting to see what modern day Moscow really looks like.
Beautiful Creatures was one of the worst movies I've seen in years. Stay away.
There's something wrong with those box office figures.
#1 romantic comedy in America. Suck it, bitches.
Wasn't it initially supposed to be a romantic thriller, Julie?
Yes, Ry and I created a new genre.
Actually, it will barely come in at #3.
Melissa McCarthy is the actual star of the weekend.