Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, Noah Lomax, Mimi Kirkland
In this Nicholas Sparks adaptation from DEAR JOHN director Lasse Hallström, a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town and her reluctance to join the tight-knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love.
Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality.
3 stars out of 5 — “Thanks to their spirited performances, this is superior to other recent Sparks adaptations — the extra dash of mystery doesn’t hurt either.” (Uncut)