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YMMV / Safe Haven

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  • Critical Dissonance: The movie received a negative critical reception but it still regained its budget at the box office almost four times.
  • Informed Wrongness: Katie, for her less than thrilled reaction to Alex giving her a bicycle. But who wouldn't be weirded out by someone they barely knew showing up in the middle of the night to leave something at their door, even if they weren't on the run from an abusive husband?
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  • Narm: Josh's weirdly limp body flopping on the boat before he falls in the water.
  • Rewatch Bonus: In and out of universe. With the revelation that Jo is a ghost, the book version of Katie suddenly realizes that she only ever saw her at her house, never in town, and that she's the only person who interacted with her. The viewer realizes something similar about the movie version.
  • They Copied It, Now It Sucks: As one review put it, "I liked this movie the first time I saw it, when it was called "Sleeping with the Enemy" .

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