Movie Review: The Vow

Inspired by a true story, The Vow deals with an unusual life challenge.

Soul mates Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) meet and fall in love in Chicago. After a short time together, they are involved in a near-fatal car accident. Leo recovers, but Paige remains in a coma. When she wakes up, she doesn’t remember anything about the accident or Leo.

Recalling only her parents and the life she led in their home, Paige gravitates toward those comfortable memories. Anxious to repair the rifts in their relationship (unknown to Paige), her parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange) encourage her to leave Leo.

Leo tries to make Paige fall in love with him again, but experiences increasing frustration with the situation. Paige is more comfortable with her old friends, past interests and ex-fiancé.

While at times predictable, the movie still held my interest as Leo doggedly searched for the key that would unlock Paige’s memory.

Light and entertaining!


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