"Safe Haven" with Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons, Noah Lomax, Ric Reitz,
Red West, Cullen Moss, Mimi Kirkland
2013, Rated PG-13, 115 minutes
A young woman (Hough) stabs someone in murky scenes where not much can be seen. She gets some help
from a neighbor and leaves town. An obsessive cop puts out a nation-wide APB for her for Murder One and
proceeds to search surveillance tapes and question anyone who may have seen her. Meantime, she gets off the
bus in a quiet little town where she decides to stay. She meets a nice young widower (Duhamel) with two kids,
and they all become close. Just when things are looking really good, the cop catches up with her. Tempting
spoilers abound, but I will refrain. There is a truly lovely twist at the ending. I'll say no more, other than we loved
it and gave it ★★★★
"Jack Reacher" with Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall,
Werner Herzog, Kristen Dalton, Nicole Forester, James Martin Kelly, Dylan Kussman
2012, PG-13, 130 minutes
Interesting but complicated story about an ex-sniper from the Army who comes home with PTSD and is
suspected in a random shooting of five people. He will not speak to the police, even after being questioned for
hours. He writes, "Call Jack Reacher," and that is all they get out of him. He is sent to prison based on the
evidence found at the site, but on the way he gets beaten into a coma and goes to the prison hospital. Reacher
Cruise) shows up and gets on the case. He's also ex-Army. The Asst. DA (Pike) is the DA's (Jenkins) daughter,
and they team up because of the apparent falseness of the evidence and suspect that the sniper was framed and
beaten to forget the details. The plot thickens. Again, no spoilers, but this is a great movie, maligned by the
critics, but funny in spots and scary in others. We gave it ★★★★
Thanks very much.
I can’t recall if we’ve seen Safe Haven...LOL.
We watched Straight A’s tonight and like it a lot!