I was fortunate enough to be invited to a pre-screening of The Vow earlier this month. The film hits theaters today – Feb. 10.
Movie review: The Vow
The Vow is pretty much what you would expect from a romantic movie that hits theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend. And that’s why I loved every minute of it.
The Vow trailer asks the question, “What if 5 years of your life disappeared?”
And for this couple, that’s exactly what happens. After a car accident, the wife (Rachel McAdams) is in a coma. When she wakes up, she remembers nothing of the past several years of her life, including the love of her lifetime, her newlywed husband (Channing Tatum).
Based on a true couple, McAdams and Tatum make you fall in love with them as a couple at the beginning of The Vow — and spend the rest of the film trying to get back there.
McAdams and Tatum do a great job of showing moviegoers both perspectives. We can feel the frustration of a husband trying to get his wife (and his life) back again. But we can also feel the awkwardness of a woman living with someone she, quite literally, doesn’t know anymore.
Without a doubt, The Vow is the quintessential date movie. Or make it your next girls’ night out. Or see it on your own (with a box of tissues, if you’re a crier.) Just see it.
The Vow: Synopsis
A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again.