Cliches, Conventions, and Common Themes in Film Adaptations of Nicholas Sparks Books

A Notebook to Remember: 6 Nicholas Sparks Clichés

A Notebook to Remember: 6 Nicholas Sparks Clichés

These days, you pretty much know what you're getting into with any film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks book, and recent release Safe Haven is the latest in his line of romances. A first glance alone features famous Sparks conventions — a beautiful couple on the verge of romance at the beach — and it got me thinking about the other common themes that show up repeatedly in Sparks movies.

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