zaterdag 14 juni 2014

100 Movie Challenge 2014 - # 71: The Vow

Director: Michael Sucsy
Genre: Drama/ Romance
Runtime: 104 minutes
Year: 2012
Starring: Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange, Scott Speedman

Description: A car accident puts Paige (Rachel McAdams) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) works to win her heart again.

Review: “The Vow” is based on a real life story. In the opening scene we meet Paige and Leo, a happily married couple that doesn’t know their life is about to change forever. Their car is hit from behind and Paige smashes through the window. When she wakes up, she doesn’t remember Leo. The past five years of her life are gone. Her parents, who she hadn’t seen since she met Leo, see it as a chance to reconnect with Paige. And the man who Paige used to be engaged too, who she does remember, also turns up and makes it even more difficult for Leo.
Leo is a character that is too good to be true. Not only because of his perfect body, but also because of the love he feels for his wife and everything he does to win her back. That his recording studio isn’t doing well, doesn’t seem to bother him. All he wants is Paige.
Channing Tatum isn’t a very diverse actor, but does manage to portray Leo as believable and honest as possible. He wins over the audience easily. Rachel McAdams is perfect for roles like this. And both actors, who have great chemistry, don’t make this one of those overly sweet romance stories but a very watchable romantic drama.
“The Vow” can’t avoid the clich├ęs that are known to the genre. And the makers know how to touch the viewers. This movie is perfect for the lovers of the genre and Channing Tatum fans. It’s an enjoyable movie that I almost hate to admit I liked.

Rating: 3 / 5

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