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Director(s): Michael Sucsy
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IMDB Rating: 6.5
A car accident puts Paige (McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Tatum) works to win her heart again.
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sddavis63 (12 May 2013)
For a story that seems tailor-made to be a tug at your heartstrings,tearjerker kind of movie (and it's inspired by an actual story of awoman who loses her memory of her husband after a car crash and fallsin love with him all over again, so how could this miss?) it issurprisingly weak in the emotion department. The problems begin withthe lack of any discernible chemistry between Rachel McAdams andChanning Tatum (who play Paige and Leo - the fictional couple who gothrough that nightmare scenario) and it continues with weak acting anda bunch of important characters who are just totally unlikable. Theonly part of the movie that came across to me as raw with emotion waswhen Leo slugged Jeremy in the face. I'd have done the same thing underthe circumstances. But it made me wonder why this movie had to bepopulated with such imbecilic characters.Sam Neill as Paige's father and Jessica Lange as her mother are nothingshort of manipulative as they try to turn their daughter's horribleaccident and memory loss to their own advantage, actively trying to cutLeo out of their daughter's life, and Jeremy (Scott Speedman) is noless manipulative. The downright ugliness of those characters certainlyraises up in the viewer a desire for things to work out for Leo andPaige, but they don't make the movie enjoyable. McAdams struck me aslost through most of this - her portrayal of Paige and her situationjust not coming across as believable, and Tatum didn't especiallyimpress me either.The basic concept has been seen before. Think "50 First Dates"(although this is more serious than that) or "Regarding Henry"(although this is less serious than that.) What this should have goingfor it is the "inspired by true events" angle, but frankly that getsdone so much now that I don't think anyone takes it all that seriously.I'm glad it worked out for the real life couple whose story did inspirethis. I just wish this movie had itself been a bit more inspiring.(2/10)
cultfilmfreaksdotcom (12 May 2013)
The worst thing is having to sit through the actual vow, a sappydiatribe of overwhelming Hallmark drivel during a quickie weddingceremony, three entire times: once before Rachel McAdams, playing theperfect girl, loses her memory from a car accident; once after; and thelast time right as she's discovering that perhapsÂ well that's cuttingto the chase in a story that doesn't have much of a chase at all Â eventhough the perfect guy, Channing Tatum, having lost his wife to amnesiaÂ the hackneyed device used in every soap opera invented Â has to woeher back into his current, and her former, life.McAdams only remembers the stuff before the relationship, shown duringa ten minute "flashback" of boy meeting girl and never lacking a singlemoment of perpetual bliss i.e. the Greatest Hits of unrealisticromance. Jessica Lange and Sam Neill, as the rich parents who don'tunderstand Tatum's "lowly" lifestyle as a dreaming recording studioowner, nor their daughters choice to sculpt over law school, add aslittle to the storyline Â which almost tenses up once she rekindles thespark with her snarky ex fiancÃ©.But this, like everything else, thanks (but no thanks) to a dull scriptand wooden performances, amounts to very little in a flick that evenchicks might forget once the end credits roll.For More Reviews: www.cultfilmfreaks
KineticSeoul (12 May 2013)
While seeing the trailer to this movie I was expecting a narrow andclichÃ© romance movie. I was somewhat right and this movie is prettydarn predictable, especially if you see the trailer. But during somescenes it does feel like it's genuinely heartfelt and it's pretty mucha good date movie, especially on Valentine's day. The story is based ona true story about a couple that fell for each other but a car accidentruins the relationships because one of them ends up losing parts of hermemory and all of when the couple was together. And the other conflictsare family issues especially the parents and ex-boyfriend that getsthrown into the mix. And for the most part these elements work in acoherent manner when it comes to the story. However this might not be amovie that guys can enjoy while watching it by themselves. I ain't abig fan of Channing Tatum and isn't quite sure when it comes to hisacting chops but he was believable and likable in this. Just aboutevery character in this when it came to there emotions, it just seemeda bit too forced but Channing seemed to pull off the right amount. NowI can't say this is a great romantic movie but it's a decent one thatis good if you watch it as a couple. This movie sort of reminded me ofanother movie called "A Moment to Remember" which is a Korean film andI personally thought was a better movie. Overall this is a decentromance movie that might be worth a view as a couple.6.5/10
daultman2 (12 May 2013)
I went to this moving expecting it to be a real tear jerker and I wasunpleasantly fooled. While the storyline was great, I was not impressedwith the acting by Channing. It felt as though he never really grabbedhold of the emotional connection to his character. He seemed to gothrough the actions without any of the emotional attachment that I'veseen him portray in other movies he has been in. Ashley, on the otherhand had a much easier part to play as there was no emotionalattachment to portray and she played her part quite well. This movieleft me feeling as though "something was missing" and I walked awaywishing I had waited for the DVD rather than spending $10 at thetheater. I'm a real Channing fan and really "wanted" to love this moviebut it just didn't make the cut for me. I rated it a 5 simply becauseAshley played her part well and the storyline was really good BUT, Iwas never able to really connect with the non-emotional Channing.
redcurtain107 (09 May 2013)
This movie was the worst. Channing Tatum is a guilty pleasure for me,I've gone out of my way to see almost all of his movies. This was evenworse than Dear John, which is saying a lot. It has a lot in commonwith Dear John in the way that the story doesn't really go anywhere.The romantic storyline just peters out toward the end. Channing playsour lovable lunkhead hero, who loves his girl through hell and highwater. But then suddenly, because the story demands it, he just givesup on her?? I thought this movie was supposed to be about them fightingto maintain their vows? Instead, he tried a bit, then it got hard,Rachel McAdams got her hair frosted and wore j.crew, and then they'resigning the divorce papers. Wah wah. Not good. It never veered off intothe 'l'amour fou' (crazy love) which is the magical element that made"The Notebook" the modern romantic movie to end all romantic movies.Still waiting for the new Notebook, Hollywood.
rcoss2001 (09 May 2013)
I went knowing this was "based on a true story". Now that can meananything from a movie like "Apollo 13" to "The Titanic" to "They DiedWith Their Boots On". In short as Forrest might put it, "Movies arelike a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Ifigured a romantic drama with a good ending. Rachel McAdams playsPaige, Channing Tatum her husband Leo. They meet, fall in love, marry.Typical romcom stuff. Then the accident, after which Paige can notremember the last five years of her life, including being married toLeo. It is a bit predictable, even though conflict is introduced and byend things work out pretty much as suspected. I figured I would givethe movie 3 stars, as I thought both McAdams and Tatum did a creditablejob with what they had, and Jessica Lange and Sam Neil were good asPaige's parents but I had my doubts about the situation. Okay- now I'mgoing to ask for some time and an experiment from you. First take somefresh oranges-enough to squeeze and make a glass of oj. Got that? OK,now take the oj and run it through a water purifier filter of somesort. I'll wait. Get it completely clear. Now take that water and addorange food coloring, artificial orange flavoring and some ascorbicacid. Okay- all set. Which would you rather drink? If you picked thesecond drink, this review is done for you. Thanks for reading this far.If you would rather drink the oj, then skip seeing the movie and readthe account of what really happened. I read a Reader's Digest versionlast night after the movie (rather like canned condensed oj) and wasblown away by how powerful the real story was and how it could havebeen portrayed. I won't go into the real account here, except to saythat there were a married man and woman who were in a car accident thatcaused her amnesia. Other than that NOTHING is anything like the movie.The title of the movie comes from the self written vows that Paige andLeo have at their wedding, done by a friend. This helps Leo keep going.But we never quite get why, and the movie has a major change fromreality that really trashes the concept. In the real world the coupleare very strongly Christian and believe very firmly in their weddingvows. This and their faith sustains them. I think the movie was watereddown because I think they thought no one would go see a romantic dramabased on strong faith, especially Christianity, right now. That's mytake on it. I'm not "Christian" but I have no problems with peoplebeing faithful. Rated PG for mild language, sexual situations, partialnudity. Okay for you ladies, Channing Tatum's butt. Don't take the kidsand bore the crap out of them.
ejwilson-462-733987 (09 May 2013)
As a movie on its own, I enjoyed it. The concept of being faithful tothe Vow is great. My disappointment came in the fact that I read thebook before seeing the film, and settled down to watch the true story,only to find it was only 'inspired by a true story'. I feel it lost a lot by not having the spiritual dimension of the truestory. God is the one who kept the couple together in the book, andthat was the whole essence, and so I found it hard to believe thecouple in the film could 'do it on their own'. On the whole I was disappointed that the film did not run true to thereal story, and that the book seemed to indicate that it would.
thebillionaresclub (08 May 2013)
This Movie SUCKED! Predictable, boring, pile of steaming cow dung. Ilove Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum is alright, but this movie was NOTalright. It was bad. Plain and Simple. I just about give anything a shot that has Rachel McAdams in it becauseI think she's charming and I enjoy to see her act, but this movie justwasn't good. Poor script. Denzel couldn't have saved it. Had thepotential to be really good. I strongly believe Channing Tatum wasmiscast in this role. Did not fit him in the least bit. I'm thinkingJoseph Levitt or Josh Hartnett would of been a better lead. The movieplays out totally different then how I think the average viewer wouldimagine. There were a couple crying scenes in the movie, but boy I wasnot moved. Not at all. You get more frustrated and angry then you dosympathetic, which should not have been in a movie dealing with thiskind of subject matter.
Seth Quinn (04 May 2013)
I don't hand out 10s easily but I could not find any flaws to thiswonderful love-story. It could have been a standard, formulaicloss-of-memory plot but it REFUSES TO BE ORDINARY and deliveredbelievable but dramatic turns. After the first lead-in part, you wouldthink the movie is about falling in love with the same woman again -that itself would be fair and acceptable - but the screen play went adifferent direction and offers some intrigues. By the ending you'llagree with the new direction and all the subtle hints it lay along theway made sense. The main characters hit the right notes as were a fine supporting cast.Cudos to the director who paced the story sensibly and measurably.Personally I like the male lead (Tatum) the most. Everything he did washonest and believable. The female lead (McAdams) played someone who wasjustifiably confused and acted as should be. Great cinematography andmemorable snow scenes. This movie isn't more highly rated could bebecause it lacked the glamorous stars. I rated it 10 out of 10 andhighly recommended.
izaac98 (04 May 2013)
I wasn't feeling parts of this movie. like when they first met. I thought the guy sounded like a douche. It just wasn't my style. Ididn't think he was very charming or cute.But other than that I liked the movie. The woman's acting was verygood. Im a guy and I thought my girlfriend would like this movie andshe did. This is more of a chick flick. I like that it is based on a true story.But what really upset me was I couldn't here what the actors weresaying in certain parts. It was confusing and frustrating. I liked the endingmy girlfriend loved this moved and she was able to understand theactors.
glsm_zn_16 (30 April 2013)
Where the movie started to lose me however, and where I feel much ofits potential is squandered, is in McAdams' character. I completelyunderstand that someone suffering from a memory loss such as hers wouldbe living in their own nightmarish situation, constantly confused andeven frightened of the foreign people, places, and routines that usedto define who they were. I get that this story is as emotionallydecimating for her as it is for him. What I don't understand is why sheactively resists Tatum as if he were some sort of troll. They work intothe script that she used to be an entirely different person before shemet him, and before a certain event changed her perception of herfamily and her own identity. But until we find out what that event is,we are left with the staggering, black-and-white personality about-facewhich she seems all too happy to embrace. It makes us wonder how oneevent could have made her voluntarily leave this life in the firstplace and whether the car accident at the beginning of the film was thefirst she had survived.
Danny Blankenship (30 April 2013)
I for one every now and then like to see a good romantic drama with thefamily and a film like this one "The Vow" is one to see. I for one sawit to see the sexy and cute Rachel McAdams she's one of my favoriteactresses. And a film like this shows you it's important to love it's atouching emotional drama that brings heartfelt feelings.Set in the windy city of Chicago a young couple Paige(Rachel McAdams)and Leo(Channing Tatum)have just taken a vow to get married onlyunexpected a tragic car accident happens shattering everything, andthat puts Paige in a coma. Only once she awakes sadly and very stunningshe suffers from memory loss. Leo is the odd man out as now it's hisjob to win her heart back, and it's a struggle when Paige can'tremember anything except just her parents. And to Leo Paige's parentsare like outlaws as they want Leo to have no part of a new life withPaige.Really this film has mixed emotions it's full of sorrow, journey,happiness, drama, uncertainty, and most of it proves love can last andreturn once again even if it has to start over. And I enjoyed a goodeye candy scene of Rachel McAdams sporting a sexy dark colored bluebra! The chemistry is great too this is one love story film to see youwill not want to miss.
Tony Richens (27 April 2013)
So , its valentines day , i had a lovely meal with the girlfriend andwe decided to go see this chick flick. Now the film itself is basedaround something both me and my partner appeal to , memory loss andfighting to gain that love back threw all the odds no matter whatanyone says to you, we are both idiots to assume this was going to beas good as The Notebook. Both films are about different things butunder a similar premise so we assumed we might have a good cry andenjoy a emotional packed film.We was wrong , from the word go this film didn't pick up it was just sodull and the characters where not living up to their standards that isaw in the trailer , we thought the whole film was going to be aboutthe main character trying to get the love of his lifes memory back butit was so full of crap from the past we barely got a chance to fall inlove with the characters , no where in the trailer does it mention itwas going to be a timeline type of film and it was and that was a verydisappointing aspect. Not once did i ever feel a connection betweenRachel McAdams AKA Paige and Channing Tatum aka Leo before and afterthe crash they just seemed like hooligans.All in all i would of much rather of watched the muppets and im soannoyed i didn't now.Miss Piggy And Kermit the frog could of pulled off a more believablefilm.
Richard Reilly (26 April 2013)
The Vow was made for the Valentine's Day audience. As I went into thismovie on the evening of February 14th, the theatre was packed withcouples. This movie gave them exactly what they paid for. There wereplenty of cute moments that make you say, "ahhhhhh." There strangenostalgic moments that makes you realize exactly how much time RachelMcAdams forgot (wait for the moment when she turns to Channing Tatumand asks him who the President of the United States is).This movie delivered for the audience at large. But several problemspersist. For such a unique perspective on memory loss, The Vow fallsinto the flow of the average romantic comedy. As the core of thestoryline develops (which strangely reminds me of Terri Schiavo), Ican't help but feel like I have seen this before. There were so manyinteresting possibilities that a memory-loss movie could pursue.Instead, the writing team (which is known for big star movies such asHe's Just Not That Into You and Valentine's Day) decides to take thesafe route. The writing team stops this movie from being great.Despite its problems, The Vow relies heavily on its actors. With RachelMcAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, and Scott Speedman (who I still seeas the romantic interest from the TV hit "Felicity), relying so heavilyon your actors is perfectly alright. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatumhave a chemistry that I didn't expect. This chemistry drives thestoryline forwards and leads to several dramatic and hilarious scenesthat will surprise you.I need to make a note about movies that are "Based on a True Story."It's difficult to take these story lines at face value. By basing astory on true events, the producers are hoping that you will not looktoo far into the plausibility of the situation. When you compare themovie with the true events, however, the differences are immense.Namely, the movie makes the crash result in one problem: the loss ofseveral years of memories. In reality, the woman what badly hurt andalso suffered from severe short term memory loss. The possibility oflosing several years of memories and not haven't any other physicalside-effects (aside form a tiny scar around her eyes) is almostentirely impossible.The Vow is cute enough to enjoy at face-value. If you are looking for amovie to simply enjoy and not think too deeply, this is the movie foryou. 2012 has been an awful year for Romantic Comedies. One for theMoney was dreadful. This Means War promises to be almost as bad. If youare pining for a romantic comedy, this will fill your appetite untilthe first great one of the year is released. Looking over the list ofromantic comedies to be released, however, there isn't much. My moneyis on the new American Pie movie.
Hellmant (26 April 2013)
'THE VOW': One Star (Out of Five)This is one of those Hollywood love stories that feels so manufacturedand painfully bad that it tends to give all romances a bad name,because these are the ones that do well at the box office for somedepressing reason. This one is said to be based on a true story about amarried couple involved in a car accident where the wife was injured sobadly she received brain trauma which erased all memories of herhusband and their entire relationship together. It stars Rachel McAdamsand Channing Tatum as the couple and was directed by Michael Sucsy,who's only previous directing experience is that of the HBO TV movie'GREY GARDENS' (which also co-starred Jessica Lange, in this film sheplays McAdams' mother). It was written by Marc Silverstein and AbbyKohn (who also co-wrote such popular bad film romances as 'VALENTINE'SDAY' and 'HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU') as well as Jason Katims andStuart Sender (two TV writers). Like I said the movie is really bad andI like romances (but they have to have some emotion and actual heart).McAdams plays Paige and Tatum plays Leo, a recently married couple whoget in a car accident leaving a movie late one snowy night. Paige ishurt the worst, since she had removed her seatbelt at a stop sign tokiss Leo, and goes into a coma. When she comes out she has lost allmemories of Leo and only remembers her life before him when she wasstill engaged to another man (Scott Speedman) and still getting alongwith her parents (Sam Neil and Jessica Lange). It turns out Paige usedto be quite a different person as well, somewhat of a superficial lawstudent rather than the free spirit hippy she had become. This ofcourse causes problems with her believing she was ever in love with Leoand she doesn't understand why her life changed so drastically. Leodoes everything he can to try and win Paige back but she wants most toreturn to her old ways.The movie is a little hard to swallow: it's a little hard to believethat Paige's lifestyle and personality had changed so much in such ashort time before the accident that when she loses her memory she's nowan entirely different person! Paige is also extremely unlikeable in thefilm, really cold and unfriendly (after the accident), I couldn'tunderstand why Leo would even want her back! While Leo is way too muchof a likable good hearted guy; he's just a little too perfect. I'veread that the actual couple found their love again through commitmentto their faith and their belief in marriage, they were unhappy thatthat part of their story was left out of the film. As it is the filmseems extremely forced; devoid of any real emotion and the charactersand premise just seem so unnatural. The dialogue is horrible and thedirecting is atrocious; there's so many bad jokes and weak lines in themovie that it was painfully bad at times to watch. Minus a few scenes,like a shared fart scene between the couple, the movie had almostnothing to like about it. I've liked Tatum and McAdams in other filmsbut here they were just bad (it seemed like they were only doing it forthe money and had no actual interest in the result of a qualityproject). The movie is a complete waste and it really is a shame it didso well at the box office because now people will look to this as aprime example of how all Hollywood romances are (and more depressinglyshould be) produced.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDQQKEqGhZQ
antkat33 (26 April 2013)
The ending came to quick. I think they should have shown somedevelopment of the life they "rebuilt." When I realized it was the endI felt sorta cheated. I thought the real story was supposed to be therode back to togetherness. It was still a good movie, which I seemed tobe more on Leo's side - LOL. I felt his passion through the screen.I also liked that both the main characters were good looking, it madefor a better connection for me as a viewer (I know, shallow of me -LOL!!!) Here is my first review from the Yahoo website: The End Wasn't Long Enough... I love looking at Rachel McAdams and I am a woman, her beauty is sopretty.I've never seen a Channing Tatum movie (I don't even know who he is,but I am going to look him up after this), but I liked him in thisrole. I thought he fit with Rachel perfectly. She always has goodchemistry with her leading men. I think it's because her "beauty is sopretty" - LOL...My only wish is that the movie had continued, it will definitely be oneof those movies I will watch over and over when it hits cable, if I canstill afford it(cable).
blogurious (25 April 2013)
To forgive and forget is a very popular saying that goes a long way,especially when applied to its literal meaning. Our memories areprecious to us and when they become part of who we are, losing them mayseem like the end of a life. "The Vow" is a romantic movie based on true events that deal with theloss of those memories when they become the epicenter of your own life.It's a simple story, sadly realistic and yet strong enough to make youthink about your own experiences and how they affect yourself and allthe ones around you. Tatum tries hard to play a serious character whois full of hope and pain while McAdams leads the way as a victimfighting her way back to the life she used to have. They are both good in their own way and although the story loses a bitof pace along the way, "The Vow" stands as a nice movie, not tooshabby.The tragic side of it is not as touching as I expected, but itstill manages to get you involved, especially in those moments wherelove speaks for itself and you start wishing that, in spite of thewhole sadness of it, you could experience that same strong feeling ofdependency and yet true companionship.
laurenk93 (25 April 2013)
The trailer for this film came out a year before it was released, and Icouldn't wait. I was so excited about the idea of it, and of course,the chance to see Channing Tatum act in a serious role with none otherthan 'the Notebook' alum Rachel McAdams. I wasn't exactly disappointedwith this film, however, several parts of it fell short of myexpectations.Firstly, it's not as romantic as the trailers would lead you tobelieve. In fact, there's very little romance actually involved in thefilm. OK, Tatum is trying to win back the love of his wife, after acrash wipes her memory of him, but this is mostly funny rather thandripping with romance. Based on a true story, this film is realisticand honest, not a typical fairytale romance. The acting from both israw and heartwarming, particularly so from Tatum, who is not typicallya serious actor.The story drifts along, slowly for the majority, and whileentertaining, it is also heartbreaking and the cinema was full ofmuffled sobs and whimpers throughout. The script is well written, andtrue to life with comedic elements as well as touching moments of harshhonesty from both characters. The film, although predictable to anyonewho's seen a romcom or two, takes an unscheduled route and leads theaudience through many emotions and possible endings before finallydelivering the conclusion to the story. I really enjoyed this film, formany of the above reasons, but did feel it slowed in pace in parts. Iwould definitely recommend seeing this film if you enjoyed the likes of'P.S. I love You,' and 'the Notebook.'
twta (22 April 2013)
Love it, a beautiful story an great acting, Channing Tatum has become agood actor. Rachael Mcadams is perfect for this movie. One of the bestValentine Day Movie. This movie made people the the movie theater laughand cry. Guys take your women to see this movie. Channing Tatum'scharacter (Leo) is trying too woo back the of his life after a caraccident take took the memory of his new wife Rachel Mcadams (Paige).She lost the last five year of memory, before she met Leo and when shewas engaged too another men, so she now don't know Leo. The movie istold from the perception of Leo, who now have to deal with her estrangefamily and ex boyfriend
kevinspells1990 (21 April 2013)
I love this film. It's now on of my favorites of 2012. Channing Tatum &Rachel McAdams were SUPERB as usual at their best. the movie has a goodmessage about LOVE which we people often tend to forget. Guys shouldtake their chicks to watch this wonderful movie, because it's worth themoney. don't MISS this movie, a must see for everyone. The romancebetween both of them was mind blowing. Since the story is inspired bytrue events it touches your heart some where deep you can feel whatit's to be in the actors place in real. The movie sets a good exampleyour young lover's. You will not be disappointed after watching thismovie. but the accident scene seems unrealistic because it's short termmemory loss, but overall it's a good movie to watch.
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