Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Don't Make The Vow!

Although based on a true story, the highly anticipated chick-flick was a bit of a let-down. Released right in time for Valentine's Day, The Vow was a disappointment for girls everywhere. Those who expected to cry the whole way through, didn't, and left the theater with just as many Kleenex as they entered with. The only instance in which I cried in that theater was when the preview for the re-releasing of Titanic came on.  Some movies' passion just never fades.  The Vow's passion, however, never even ignited.

The movie follows Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) after a near-fatal car accident causes Paige to lose an important part of her memory, her entire relationship with her husband. Paige still believes that she wants to be a lawyer and is engaged to another man, which completely contrasts with her current lifestyle before the accident.

Throughout the film, Leo struggles to help Paige remember everything, this way they can pick up where they left off. Although the story sounds helplessly romantic, the film was a letdown.  Even though McAdams played a woman recovering from memory loss, the chemistry between her and Tatum was flat and unrealistic.  One would think Tatum's character would go to further lengths to get the woman he loves back where she belongs, but no.

If you are looking for a heart-wrenching tale about a man who would do anything to be with the woman he loves, you, reader, are much better off waiting until April so you can spend your money on tickets for Titanic, and not The Vow.