Who’s in it:
Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Sam Neill and Wendy Crewson.
Who made it:
Michael Suscy – Director
Jonathan Glickman, Paul Taublieb and Gary Barber – Producers
What’s it about:
A husband endeavors to win back his new bride’s heart after she loses her memory in a tragic car accident in this romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.
5/10 – Chick Flick. That’ll be all!
The Vow stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as newly weds Paige and Leo, who seem to have the perfect young couple life – they laugh at their jokes, stare into each others eyes and can even fart in a car with the windows up. All this changes, however, when they’re involved in a car accident, which causes Paige to lose her memory. Well most of it, she can still remember growing up and all that, but she has no idea who her new hubby is, why she has short hair or why she lives in the city – of all places.
This leaves Leo in a dilemma. He has to win his wife’s heart all over again, and try he does, since, well he did it the first time, so why can’t he do it again. Unfortunately for him, this time he has to deal with Paige’s annoyingly overprotective parents, and still in love ex-fiancé, as well as the fact that Paige seems to believe that, due to her amnesia, she thinks all the great things right in front of her face are terrible things, and she doesn’t want to remember just in case she doesn’t like what she sees. She conveniently ignores the fact that it is pointed out to her, time after time, that she’s married to a loveable and soulful hunk, as a kickass apartment in the city and is a very successful artist.
Leo, to his credit, does everything he can to prevent Paige from falling back into her former uptight sorority girl life – where she still does what her dad wants her to do (go to law school) and is willing to marry/date corporate drones to the detriment of her life time happiness – and the questions always remain, will he succeed? Will she give him a chance? Will he give up? And when will this movie end?
The point here isn’t whether the movie is good or bad – because if you’re a lady or a fan of things like The Notebook, I’m sure what I say here is irrelevant and you’re going to see it anyways -, the point is whether you can bear just under an hour of this predictable tear jerker. People who already know they can’t stand stuff like this will rightly avoid it, and it will feel like a spa treatment to everyone else.