Safe Haven parents guide

Safe Haven

Overall B-

Katie (Julianne Hough) is running away from dark secrets until she meets Alex Wheatley (Josh Duhamel) in the idyllic community of Southport, North Carolina. But the promise of peace in this safe haven is shattered when her past comes calling.

Release date February 13, 2013

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C+
Substance Use C

Why is Safe Haven rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Safe Haven PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality.

Run Time: 116 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Safe Haven rated PG-13? Safe Haven is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality.

Violence: Brief scenes of serious domestic disputes between a man and a woman include verbal arguments, physical altercations, choking and stabbing (with blood effects). A character pours gasoline on a building that later bursts into flames while a child is inside. A man pushes a woman to the ground and threatens her with a gun, and a character is shot.

Sexual Content: An unmarried man and woman kiss passionately. Sexual activity is depicted with non-explicit images of the couples’ backs and sides.

Language: Three scatological curses are used, along with a few terms of deity.

Drugs/Alcohol: An undeclared alcoholic is frequently seen drinking, including while driving. Intoxication leads a character to commit violent acts.

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Safe Haven
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Sexually Suggestive Scene.
Alberta PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
Ontario PG Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Safe Haven"

Cast and Crew

Safe Haven is directed by Lasse Hallström and stars Cobie Smulders, Julianne Hough, David Lyons, Josh Duhamel.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Safe Haven movie is May 7, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Safe Haven

Release Date: 7 May 2013

Safe Haven releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD) with the following extras:

- Deleted and extended scenes

- Alternate ending

- Igniting the Romance in Safe Haven

- Set Tour

- Josh Duhamel’s Lessons in Crabbing

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