Let me start this review by saying that I hate chick flicks. One look at the cast, the cover, the title and the plot of "The Vow" and you will say - without a doubt - that it is a chick flick. Well, surprisingly, I
Inspired by a true story, "The Vow" brings together epic elements from some of my favorite light-hearted movies.
Ala "50 First Dates", Paige (Rachel McAdams) wakes up from a coma not remembering who her husband Leo (Channing Tatum) is. Leo then struggles to help Paige recover her memory, but she refuses to leave the one world that she remembers behind: the world that she lived in 5 years ago - one that Leo wasn't a part of yet.
Ala "What Dreams May Come" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", though, "The Vow" proves that, if two people are meant to be together, they will end up together, no matter what. And although I would normally find this premise sappy/cheesy/unbelievable in other movies, the fact that this movie was actually inspired by a true story... Well, that just gives me hope.
There is only one word that I can use to properly describe "The Vow" and that is "heartbreaking". However, as much as my heart was breaking inside and although my T-shirt was drenched coz of my tears while watching it, I couldn't stop watching.
I found myself caring so much for the characters in the movie. I cried so much for the characters in the movie. And it made me want to see more and want to love more by the end of it.
I will admit that the reason why I suddenly felt the urge to watch this movie despite never having been interested in it before was my sudden
There's just something about Rachel McAdams that makes you smile when she smiles, cry when she cries, feel frustrated when she feels frustrated and want to jump Channing when she wants to jump Channing. And because of her, this movie became what it is: amazing. (Think: "The Notebook".)
Now, I'm not saying that you should all go out there and buy this movie. I admit that not everybody will like it as much as I did. But if you love Nicholas Sparks movies, are a closet hopeless romantic like me, or love tear-jerkers, then you should definitely get a copy of this at your nearest Astroplus or Odyssey branch. Massive thanks to Magnavision for mine! :)
There are also various special features on this Magnavision DVD, including commentary, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel, but nothing really worth jumping up and down for. If you're going to get this movie, get it for the movie, not for the special features.
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Have you seen "The Vow"? What did you think of it? I'd love to know! :)