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I have been waiting for a film like that for a long time, sure it has flaws but it is about love and in these cynical times I need to escape into movies just like this one. I adore Rachel McAdamas and she was wonderful in this film, i believed in her character and cared about what will happen to her. I am not a big fan of Channing Tatum, I think the director could have found a better leading man but he was alright in this film I just wish he wasn’t this boring to watch. I thought the film was genuine and the emotions portayed felt real and that is very important for a film like this one. Overall, if you are looking for a film about love then look no further.
The Vow is supposedly based on a true story, and from what I can tell, that true story would have been much better than the film based on it. The Vow takes an interesting premise and does the Nicholas Sparks treatment on it. It's overly sappy, with swelling music to tell us when it's time to cry. Rachel McAdams, who seems to be making a living starring in these kinds of films, plays Paige, who gets in a car accident with her husband Leo, played by Channing Tatum (who also has his share of sappy titles), and forgets the last 5 years of her life. This includes Leo. Leo then has to woo his wife back, while contending with her disapproving parents and her ex-boyfriend. You know exactly how this is going to end up, so everything in the film seems contrived. You're going to get the moments where Paige has to relearn things from her past, and moments where she has epiphanies. This is film making by numbers, as the filmmakers take other amnesia films and just throw these characters into those situations. McAdams and Tatum are OK actors, but they're not good enough to get through this sappy script unscathed. Tatum's character is particularly one-note; he's the nicest guy in the world, and it's hard to see why Paige would have any difficulty going back to him even if she doesn't remember him. Luckily, this film is so slight that I should have no problems forgetting it.
This is a romantic film about a young woman named Page who gets into a car accident which puts her in a coma and after Page wakes up her memory is lost and Page’s husband Leo tries to win back her heart, the film is directed by Michael Sucsy and stars Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill. I think this film was wonderful and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. Let’s face it, this film will mainly have a female audience and as a female myself I had a great time watching it. I suggest not dragging your boyfriend with you to see this film because he will mainly make fun of it and whine (exactly what my boyfriend did). I would definitely go see it with your girlfriends or alone and do not have very high expectations ( it is definitely not “Notebook”). I think the film was fun to watch, it was not too melodramatic and the acting was really great. There are few weaknesses in the script but I chose to overlook it and had a great time watching this film.
My girlfriend dragged me with her to see this film and I really wish she did not because I had the worst time ever. I think these kind of films are already brain dead and it was almost fitting that the main character was kind of brain dead, i found that ironically funny. The film is sappy and melodramatic and the script has pretty big holes in it. I think that he acting was pretty good, mainly because Rachel McAdamas is a terrific actress and she can pretty much play any role and she is also easy on the eyes so just focused on her throughout the whole film, otherwise I would have died from boredom. The film is very superficial and there is no depth or purpose. Overall, i think this film is a waste of money and time.
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