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Safe Haven is "Pure Heaven" say Moviegoers

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 7206/05/2013

This is pure heaven.

by #SafeHavenreply 102/15/2013

Got our tickets already. Have you?

by #SafeHavenreply 202/15/2013

Hey guys, there's a special promotion of a free soundtrack with ticket purchase. What a great deal. Be sure to take advantage. All my friends have.

by #SafeHavenreply 302/15/2013

Ohh la la, hubba hubba, the gays likey likey.

by #SafeHavenreply 402/15/2013


by #SafeHavenreply 502/15/2013

R1-4 is the same person. And he sounds a lot like OP.

by #SafeHavenreply 602/15/2013

R1-5 is the same person.

by #SafeHavenreply 702/15/2013

Ohh la la, hubba hubba, the gays likey likey.

by #SafeHavenreply 802/15/2013

Now Playing

by #SafeHavenreply 902/15/2013

He's in my top 10. Hot as hell.

by #SafeHavenreply 1002/15/2013

Based on a @SparksNicholas novel, #SafeHaven is an affirming & suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again. IN THEATERS: February 14, 2013!!!

by #SafeHavenreply 1102/15/2013

Yes, R10, he's hot as hell. I concur. He's in my top 10 as well.

by #SafeHavenreply 1202/15/2013

He was the hottest in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton.

by #SafeHavenreply 1302/15/2013

Wow, he was so young before.

by #SafeHavenreply 1402/15/2013

STOP trying to make Julianne Hough happen. She's NOT happening!

by #SafeHavenreply 1502/15/2013

Oh yes she is, bitchtroll @ r15.

by #SafeHavenreply 1602/15/2013

He even looks good nude.

by #SafeHavenreply 1702/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 1802/15/2013

Isn't he decades older than she is?

by #SafeHavenreply 1902/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 2002/15/2013

Troll dar R20 and look at all the pretty yellow!

by #SafeHavenreply 2102/15/2013

I can't tell if OP is being satirical, if he's a studio shill, or just a vapid queen. Well done!

by #SafeHavenreply 2202/15/2013

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?

by #SafeHavenreply 2302/15/2013

You're so right, r20. I'm almost 40 and Ju Ju Bean & I are a hot hip happening couple.

by #SafeHavenreply 2402/15/2013

Oh someone PLEASE spoil the ending. This smarmy thread begs for it.

by #SafeHavenreply 2502/15/2013

Butterfly's honey, is that you?

by #SafeHavenreply 2602/15/2013

They both die.

by #SafeHavenreply 2702/15/2013

Jo is a figment of Katie's imagination and her abusive ex finds her and tries to kill her and he DIES.

by #SafeHavenreply 2802/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 2902/15/2013

as long as he doesn't speak. His voice is even more disappointing than david beckhams

by #SafeHavenreply 3002/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 3102/15/2013


by #SafeHavenreply 3202/15/2013

Stupid movie, Hough is annoying, and the gays hate it. NEXT!

by #SafeHavenreply 3302/15/2013

No, the gays LOVE it!!!

by #SafeHavenreply 3402/15/2013

Pure heaven???

12% rating at rottentomatoes

by #SafeHavenreply 3502/15/2013

Ms. Sparks refuses to write a gay book because that's not what the people want. Boycott her ass.

by #SafeHavenreply 3602/15/2013

No one cares about critics, R35. The Notebook also got horrible reviews but people love it.

by #SafeHavenreply 3702/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 3802/15/2013

This PR thread is fucking hilarious.

by #SafeHavenreply 3902/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 4002/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 4102/15/2013

The Notebook didn't get trashed. It got 52%. This new piece of drek got 12%!!!

by #SafeHavenreply 4202/15/2013

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!

by #SafeHavenreply 4302/15/2013

This thread is piss yellow.

by #SafeHavenreply 4402/15/2013

The ads make it look like a Lifetime movie or some sappy Harlequin-esque romance.

by #SafeHavenreply 4502/15/2013

The complete movie plot presented for your enjoyment.

by #SafeHavenreply 4602/15/2013

[quote]Julienne Huff

Would you like ketchup with those fries?

by #SafeHavenreply 4702/15/2013

Spoiler: Jo has a penis

by #SafeHavenreply 4802/15/2013

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!

by #SafeHavenreply 4902/15/2013

The twist is in Wikipedia and it is horrific.

by #SafeHavenreply 5002/15/2013

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."

by #SafeHavenreply 5102/15/2013

Sounds a lot like Sleeping with the Enemy.

by #SafeHavenreply 5202/15/2013

With ketchup!

by #SafeHavenreply 5302/15/2013

Well, this is proof of datalounge's success that we get such an obvious PR troll.

We are tastemakers!

by #SafeHavenreply 5402/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 5502/15/2013

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!

by #SafeHavenreply 5602/15/2013

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...

by #SafeHavenreply 5702/15/2013

She said she is a movie stah now and will not go back to DWTS.

by #SafeHavenreply 5802/15/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 5902/16/2013

#1 movie in America. Suck it, bitches.

by #SafeHavenreply 6002/16/2013

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 Friday $3.6M 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

by #SafeHavenreply 6102/16/2013

the worst acting i have ever seen, J. sorry, you won't be ANYTHING

by #SafeHavenreply 6202/16/2013

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.

by #SafeHavenreply 6302/16/2013

Beautiful Creatures was one of the worst movies I've seen in years. Stay away.

by #SafeHavenreply 6402/16/2013

There's something wrong with those box office figures.

by #SafeHavenreply 6502/16/2013

#1 romantic comedy in America. Suck it, bitches.

by #SafeHavenreply 6602/16/2013

Wasn't it initially supposed to be a romantic thriller, Julie?

by #SafeHavenreply 6702/17/2013

Yes, Ry and I created a new genre.

by #SafeHavenreply 6802/17/2013

Actually, it will barely come in at #3.

Melissa McCarthy is the actual star of the weekend.

by #SafeHavenreply 6902/17/2013

I've never seen so much yellow from troll-dar on Datalounge.

OK, OP, are you Duhamel's agent or just a studio hack?

by #SafeHavenreply 7002/17/2013

Audiences are going back to the theaters to see Safe Haven for a second straight weekend in a row, say audiences.

by #SafeHavenreply 7102/23/2013

Just out on DVD. Whoo hoo!! Now you can make heaven at home.

by #SafeHavenreply 7206/05/2013
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