I really wanted to see this film. Having read the book by Nicholas Sparks, i was looking forward to seeing how the book was adapted into this screenplay. I knew the storyline from before so i expected to see a film which would be a mush fest with lots of cutesy moments with a strong background story behind the screenplay. The trailer made it seem as though it would be a must see with some typical Sparks’ style dialogue, designed to make the audience swoon.
Katie (Julianne Hough) is a free spirited young woman who moves into a small town in North Carolina, looking for a fresh start. After getting a job in a local fish shack, she catches the eye of widower and father to two kids, Alex (Josh Duhamel) who runs the local convenience store. She also manages to make friends with Jo (Cobie Smulders) who helps guide and make her trust Alex. However, all is not as it seems. She is escaping her troubles from Boston, in the shape of the cop (David Lyons) who is catching up with her fast.