Escape to Safe Harbour, the gripping story of love, loss and the powerful bonds that can heal a wounded heart. Ofelia is a grieving young widow. Matt is a heartbroken artist. Both feel as though they have lost everything u... more »ntil on a remote, fog-shrouded California beach, they find each other. But as their passion grows into something far more than either dares to dream, the darkness of their pasts will threaten to destroy what could be their last chance for true love. Based on Danielle Steel's bestselling novel, Safe Harbour is more than extraordinary, it's a moving journey to the heart of romance.« less
Actor:Melissa Gilbert Genres:Drama, Television Sub-Genres:Love & Romance, Television Studio:New Line Home Video Format:DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned DVD Release Date: 10/30/2007 Original Release Date: 01/01/2007 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007 Release Year: 2007 Run Time: 1hr 43min Screens: Color,Widescreen Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 2 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Languages:English
Brenda M. from WASHINGTON, PA Reviewed on 6/25/2011...
The mmovie was really good. It was just like the book.
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Alice H. (singlegalkansas) from TOPEKA, KS Reviewed on 7/15/2008...
A nice Danielle Steel movie, love lost/romance gained...
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Horrible accent and no chemistry
Tracy Vest | Northern California | 01/15/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
""Half-Pint" from "Little House on the Prairie" dons a cheesy and uneven French accent while mourning the death of her much older husband and son, as she neglects her surviving child. When her daughter befriends a divorced artist, they form an unlikely friendship which turns to romance.
I had a difficult time refraining from wincing from Glbert's atrocious accent, which brings the film down a notch or two. The performances overall are okay, but the story is entirely too predictable. There was more chemistry between the daughter and the love interest - I just didn't get the feel that these two suddenly became soul mates. Gilbert's accent was just so distracting and annoying; the only actress to pull off a worse accent is perhaps Jennifer Love Hewitt in "The Truth About Love" which is another must miss."
Lose the accent!
A. Lewis | USA | 11/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie would have been alot better if Melissa Gilbert didn't use that phoney accent and all that lipstick. She looked old beyond her years. She looked the best in the one scene with no lipstick. The movie would have carried on fine if she were just an american. And I even thought "Matt" felt uncomfortable pronouncing her "French" name. Other than that it was an ok movie."
We waited since the 90's for this?
ilovevictoriaprincipal | Tokyo, Japan | 11/21/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Remember in the 90's when a whole bunch of T.V. movie versions of Danielle Steel's books hit the airwaves? How great most of them were, filled with passion, suspense, drama and glitz? Well, after watching this first adaption in ten years, I sure felt nostalgic for THOSE days! Melissa Gilbert, looking like she has had way too much plastic surgery, tries to act and sound (not even close) like a Frenchwoman mourning the loss of her husband and son. All she has left is an annoying daughter named "Pip" (no comment) and a dog called Mousse (double no comment). Well, she ends up meeting a bland guy (Brad Johnson) and they fall in love, against all odds. End of story. Really, because the acting, good pacing, spark and emotion are all non-existent. Plot devices thrown in for no good reason. Zero chemistry between any of the actors. And the intro by Danielle Steel was really odd. A huge disappointment, obviously slapped together in about 5 minutes. BRING BACK THE 90's!"
Dreadful Melissa Gilbert Character
Charles Blaine Fielding | SEATTLE, WA. USA | 12/31/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a particular fan of romance novels in general or of Danielle Steele in particular. Nonetheless, I am always ready to be entertained. But Melissa Gilbert's character in this movie was so dreadful I cringed every time she came on the scene.
First, there is her awful French accent. It is annoying, distracting and completely unnecessary to the story. Second, there is her incessant self-pitying which makes her into one of the most unloveable romantic heroines I ever ever seen. Third, she is one-dimensional. And she is ugly to boot. It is simply not believable that the hunk would fall in love with this wreck.
The best part of the movie is the relationship between the hunk and the daughter "Pip". Indeed, Liana Liberato delivers the best acting job in the movie as the lonely daughter of a mopish mother who finds a friendship with Brad Johnson's character. Their relationship is far more deep, believable and meaningful than the so-called romance between between the two adults.
And don't even get me stated on the sappy subplot of Opelia helping the homeless.
Btw, as of this date, Amazon's IMDb site does not show this movie is now on DVD.
Blaine in Seattle"
K. Simon | Morris, Illinois | 12/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was ok. Not Melissa Gilbert's best and I LOVE her movies! She speaks with a french accent and it threw me off immediately. I had a hard time getting "into" the movie because the accent was so unlike Melissa and it took about half of the movie for me to get used to it! LOVE Brad Johnson and he is as dreamy as ever although I really didn't feel chemistry between the two actors. Overall, not bad, not great."