Dott’s Review on “The Vow”

Review – The Vow

The Vow is a dramatic, romantic, yet based on true events, movie that came out on February 10, 2012 starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams.

The movie was directed by Michael Sucsy and is rated PG-13. McAdams plays Paige and Tatum plays her husband, Leo. Paige and Leo are in a tragic car accident that erases her memory of everything, including her husband, Leo. Tatum playing Leo must go through all the challenges and regain Paige’s love all over again.

I went and saw The Vow and I absolutely loved it. It was one of the sweetest, yet depressing in a way, movie I have ever seen. (Apart from The Titanic.) I love how Leo had the patience to help Paige and I understand his frustration. I loved the drama between Leo and Paige and Paige’s parents. Paige’s parents believe that she should move in with them because they thought it would help her recovery. But Leo agreed with the doctor and tried to get her to come home with what he was to her, a complete stranger. This movie was heart wrenching because as hard as Paige tried to remember Leo, she couldn’t. Yet it was sweet that Leo was actually attempting to help her recovery despite that she couldn’t remember her old life.

The only thing I didn’t like about the movie was the ending. Paige still hadn’t recovered her memory and Leo was still in the process of getting her to fall back in love with him. I wanted Paige to regain her memory by the end but supporting the fact the movie is based on true facts, she doesn’t. And if they had changed the story plan, the movie wouldn’t be based on true events anymore.

Overall, I loved this movie. I freaking loved it. It was a very sweet and romantic movie that I would recommend to any couple. But keep this in mind: Bring some tissues. You’re going to need them for sure.

Review by Brooklyn Dotts