The Vow

The Vow

The Vow

Romantic drama based on the true story of a man (Channing Tatum, Dear John) who works on re-winning the heart of his wife (Rachel McAdams, The Notebook) after she suffers severe memory loss.

Hospitalised after a car accident, Paige awakens from a coma with her memory wiped. Identifying her newlywed husband as no more than a stranger, Leo seeks a way to reignite their love.

This is Michael Sucsy’s big-screen directorial step-up from his TV feature debut Grey Gardens, adapted from the book of the same name about the experiences of Kim and Krickett Carpenter.

2012Rating: PG104 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyRomance

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Village Voice

Village Voice

A full-bodied lunge for the heartstrings.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

A full-bodied lunge for the heartstrings.

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Variety

Variety

Unabashedly sentimental but resists the cloying impulse to manufacture tragedy for easy tears.

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USA Today

USA Today

Promises tried-and-true rom-com formula and delivers, treading in sappy, cliché-ridden turf.

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Total Film

Total Film

For all its clunky scripting there’s an essential sweetness at work here, thanks partly to McAdams and partly to an unusually chaste love story that ultimately keeps melodrama at bay.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie's commitment to the blandest possible presentation of its central problem starts to seem perverse after a while.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Channing Tatum is terribly miscast as an arty husband.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.

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New York Post

New York Post

Works within the trappings of a typical cheesy romance but finds realism in the details and the banter.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

McAdams is a beautiful blank. There's not a single moment when her character feels real, or as if she genuinely has anything at stake.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This is a movie that leaves you wanting more. To care more, to cry more, to love more.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

All too ready to fall back on tired movie clichés.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Earnest hokum of this nature has become increasingly rare. And for a reason.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Makes for a wonderful - if a bit teary - romance that is brilliantly acted.

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E! Online

E! Online

Not everything in it works, but the lack of reliance on easy answers earns it enough credibility points for a passing grade.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It's unashamedly escapist, but a turn for the serious as The Vow nears the finish line only underscores its essential silliness.

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