Movie Review: ‘The Vow’

Movie Review: ‘The Vow’

By Leticia Gomez Posted October 3, 2012

Based on the true story of Krickitt and Kim Carpenter, ‘The Vow’ is a drama romance that tells the story of two people and how no matter what happens their love for one another will never change.

Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) fall hopelessly in love and get married. Vowing to love each other unconditionally no matter what obstacles stand in their way. Little do they know that one obstacle might change their love forever.

Paige and Leo are in a sudden car accident causing Paige to be thrust through the windshield of Leo’s car. Paige suffers from serious head trauma causing her to lose her memory, including the memory of their wedding and the love they shared. When Paige wakes in the hospital she thinks Leo is her doctor, not her husband. She doesn’t remember who he is or that they share a “once in a lifetime love”. Now Leo has an issue of his own. He has to make his wife fall in love with him once again.

While Paige is in the hospital, her parents show up and Paige doesn’t remember that she has stopped associating with them. Her parents insist that once Paige is released from the hospital that she goes home with them and Leo thinks otherwise. The doctor said that Paige would return to her normal life, her life with Leo.

When Paige is released, she chooses to go home with Leo, only with the hope of regaining her memory. The stress that Paige goes through living at home with Leo is just too much, so she makes the decision to go live with her parents. With all this going on Paige’s sister is getting married, at the engagement party Leo asks Paige out to dinner as if they were two people meeting for the first time.

They go on their date and it goes great. And a few days later is Paige’s sister’s wedding, which doesn’t go too great. Paige’s father then talks to Leo, telling him that he needs to sign divorce papers and a few days later he does. After that Paige ends up moving back to the city and attending the art institute. One snowy night Leo and Paige run into each other and they go to dinner.

This movie wasn’t all that I had expected it to be. But if you’re looking for a variety of emotions this may be a good movie because you will laugh, cry, and possibly be upset. Overall the movie was good. And it sure does make you want more.