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The Vow (2012)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  10 February 2012 (USA)
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A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.

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Leo and Paige are a couple who just got married. After an accident, Paige is left unconscious, and when she awakes she doesn't remember Leo. Her parents, whom she hasn't seen since she and Leo got together, come and visit her. She can't believe that she hasn't seen them for such a long time. Leo wants to bring her home with him but her parents want her to go with them. She goes with Leo but when she doesn't recognize anything, she goes to her parents. And she wonders why did she cut off contact with her family. She also runs into her ex and wonders why they broke up. Leo tries to win her back by courting her again. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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Votos de amor  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,202,458 (USA) (10 February 2012)

Gross:

$125,014,030 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Loosely based on the story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Carpenters liked the movie but were disappointed by its omission of their faith in Christianity which was an important factor in their resilience. See more »

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When Leo runs to the VIP floor for the second time, after Paige has made up her mind about leaving with her parents, the sequence is a mirrored sequence of the first time he runs to the VIP floor when he meets Paige's parents. See more »

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Leo: It's not fair? I see the way you look at him. I know, because you used to look at me that way.
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I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
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It's a wonderful movie
11 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Vow is a wonderful little movie. At first blush, the movie seemed like it's another 50 First Dates, but without the comedy. The only similarity to 50 First Dates is that both the female leads suffer from amnesia with their respective significant others trying to win her heart. The Vow actually comes across having a feel more like The Notebook.

It's the story of the romance between Leo (Channing Tatum) and Paige (Rachel McAdams), and who are victims of a car accident. Leo recovers, but Paige emerges with no memories of her whole relationship nor marriage to Leo, and he must now make her fall in love with him again. In her mind, as Leo says in one of the trailers for this movie, she's still engaged to her ex-fiancé.

The movie manages to avoid cheap Hollywood writing, and gently leads you down its plot. Just when you think you might know where the story is going, it heads in a different direction. Details are revealed to you layer by layer as Paige discovers them. Tatum's voice-over was somewhat annoying, and unnecessary.

In trying to remember her memories, Paige manages to gain a new life. Opening in time for Valentine's Day, this makes for a wonderful date-night movie.


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