What's the Difference between Safe Haven the Book and Safe Haven the Movie?


Safe Haven

Released: 2010
Author: Nicholas Sparks

Safe Haven

Released: 2013
Director: Lasse Hallström
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In the Book In the Movie
Portrayed by: Julianne Hough
Portrayed by: Josh Duhamel
Portrayed by: David Lyons
Jo (in the book she's aka Carly Jo
Jo (in the book she's aka Carly Jo
Portrayed by: Cobie Smulders
Safe Haven Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Alex's store is the 1st floor & he lives with the kids on the 2nd floor. Alex & the kids live across the road from the store in a house & the 2nd floor of the store is only Jo's private office.
   In the book, Katie starts telling Alex about her past, she talks about her several escape attempts, as well as her final escape to Southport. Which includes, getting her hair done at a beauty shop, going next door and buying a cell phone & tricking Kevin while he's out of town on a case, leaving and first going to Philadelphia, where Kevin almost finds her, then New York, before getting a ride into South Port with a guy driving a truck. She flees, and gets off the bus in Southport, right from the start...
   Alex has grey hair Alex has brown hair
   In the book, Katie never sleeps with Alex, because she doesn't feel right because she's married. Also, while Kevin's search is at a dead end, he ends up having an affair with a girl named Amber he meets at a bar.
   Kevin hits Alex in the head Kevin and Alex don't have any physical contact and Alex hits Katie
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