Drama Romantic - This is a fact-based romantic drama aimed at female viewers and couples, in particular younger ones. Fans of the two leads will especially enjoy. Sensuality and language make the film inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: 6 S-words; 1 GD; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sensuality in underwear; unrelated nudity. VIOLENCE: A punch and car crash. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol. ACTION: A car collision. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, sometimes suggestive.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 158 moviegoers:
TEENS:OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! All the teens, both males and females, loved "The Vow."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately half loved "The Vow" with most of the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. Only a few rated it average.
ADULTS:It's obvious this is a movie made for the ladies and they rated it very high with half loving it and nearly all the rest rating it above average. For this type of movie, these are good reviews from the guys. Just over half rated it above average, or higher. Two-thirds of the remaining half rated it average, which is decent. Guys, if you're even a little tolerant of "chick flicks" do yourself a favor and take your lady to see "The Vow."
Paige (RACHEL MCADAMS) and Leo (CHANNING TATUM) are a young married couple,
madly in love and living fulfilling lives as artists in Chicago. One snowy
night, the two fall victim to a car accident. Leo survives intact, but a head
trauma erases Paige's entire memory of her relationship with her husband.
When she comes out of her coma, Leo is a stranger to her.
Suddenly Leo finds himself in the painful position of rebooting the relationship
he's waited his whole life for, and win his wife's love all over again. Paige
has reverted mentally to the young law student she was five years earlier,
before she met Leo and became an artist. In seemingly an instant, she is no
longer the wife Leo knew, and on top of that, she no longer recognizes her
current life. She can't fathom why she is estranged from her parents (JESSICA
LANGE and SAM NEILL), misses her more conservative wardrobe, and doesn't
understand why she would have dropped out of university and a promising career
in law. Making matters worse, Paige thinks she's still engaged to charming
businessman Jeremy (SCOTT SPEEDMAN), who still wants her, and remains reluctant
to embrace Leo, with his less conventional lifestyle making music, as anyone she
might have ever loved.
When Paige's memory recovery appears to be a hopeless cause, Leo begins to
confront his worst fear - that he's lost the love of his life and his only family.
Refusing to give up, he decides to start fresh and court Paige as if they've
just met, with the hope that since they fell in love once, they can do it again.
It's a challenge that will test everything he's ever believed about love, about
being true to oneself, and about that sacred part of every marriage ceremony:
the vow two people make to each other.