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The Vow (2012)

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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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Michael Sucsy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McAdams ... Paige
Channing Tatum ... Leo
Jessica Lange ... Rita Thornton
Sam Neill ... Bill Thornton
Jessica McNamee ... Gwen
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Fishman
Tatiana Maslany ... Lily
Lucas Bryant ... Kyle
Scott Speedman ... Jeremy
Joey Klein ... Josh
Joe Cobden ... Jim
Jeananne Goossen ... Sonia
Dillon Casey ... Ryan
Shannon Barnett ... Carrie
Lindsay Ames Lindsay Ames ... Shana
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Storyline

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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Inspired by True Events

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Votos de amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,202,458, 12 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$125,014,030, 13 May 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,114,570, 17 May 2012
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2.35 : 1
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Since the movie is loosely based on the real - life story by the Carpenters, they threw a huge fit because the F word was used by Rachel McAdams in the movie which The Carpenters didn't allow since they were strictly christians See more »

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When Paige is lying in the hospital, the airtubes in her mouth are not correctly placed and are randomly taped. See more »

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Leo: How do you look at the person you love and tell yourself it's time to walk away.
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Surprisingly Cold And Emotionless
12 November 2012 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

For a story that seems tailor-made to be a tug at your heartstrings, tearjerker kind of movie (and it's inspired by an actual story of a woman who loses her memory of her husband after a car crash and falls in love with him all over again, so how could this miss?) it is surprisingly weak in the emotion department. The problems begin with the lack of any discernible chemistry between Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum (who play Paige and Leo - the fictional couple who go through that nightmare scenario) and it continues with weak acting and a bunch of important characters who are just totally unlikable. The only part of the movie that came across to me as raw with emotion was when Leo slugged Jeremy in the face. I'd have done the same thing under the circumstances. But it made me wonder why this movie had to be populated with such imbecilic characters.

Sam Neill as Paige's father and Jessica Lange as her mother are nothing short of manipulative as they try to turn their daughter's horrible accident and memory loss to their own advantage, actively trying to cut Leo out of their daughter's life, and Jeremy (Scott Speedman) is no less manipulative. The downright ugliness of those characters certainly raises up in the viewer a desire for things to work out for Leo and Paige, but they don't make the movie enjoyable. McAdams struck me as lost through most of this - her portrayal of Paige and her situation just not coming across as believable, and Tatum didn't especially impress me either.

The basic concept has been seen before. Think "50 First Dates" (although this is more serious than that) or "Regarding Henry" (although this is less serious than that.) What this should have going for it is the "inspired by true events" angle, but frankly that gets done so much now that I don't think anyone takes it all that seriously. I'm glad it worked out for the real life couple whose story did inspire this. I just wish this movie had itself been a bit more inspiring. (2/10)


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