The Vow


The Vow

Critics Consensus

Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams do their best with what they're given, but The Vow is too shallow and familiar to satisfy the discriminating date-night filmgoer.



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A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again. -- (C) Sony Pictures

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  • Nov 21, 2012
    A bit gooey but earnestly and engagingly played. Knowing that its based on a true story makes some of the more odd elements easier to accept.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2012
    Inspired by a true story, The Vow tells a charming and romantic tale. When a couple gets into a car accident, causing the wife to lose her memory, the husband struggles to help her to remember their marriage. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum lead the cast and give strong performances. The story gets a bit formulaic at times, but it also goes in some interesting directions that helps to keep it fresh. Though The Vow plays it safe, it still manages to be an entertaining and enjoyable film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 01, 2012
    Overall, not a bad movie. Certainly not "The Notebook", but it was an ok story about a man who never stopped loving the love of his life, for better or worse. I'm not quite sure if it's the presentation of the story, or Channing Tatum's moderate acting skills, but this movie didn't quite move me like I wanted it to...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 25, 2012
    The Vow is sometimes charming and interesting but at other times, has a weak screenplay that's cheesy. In the first 20 minutes or the minutes prior to the crash, the screenplay was at it's worst. After the crash however, I felt the screenplay started to improve but still suffered from the usual sappy love story concept. Rachel Mcadams and Channing Tatum are great together and although they must act as the cliched chick flick characters (nice guy,nice girl), the two add something to the film that other films of the sort lack. Aside from the first 20 minutes, the film is intersting but during the events directly following the crash, Mcadams continuous flow of questions made her character seem irritating. Overall, I think the film suffered from some lack in the screenplay but other than that, The Vow is a good film compared to other romantic comedies nowadays. Favorite Scene: When Scott Speedman gets punched in the face by Channing Tatum
    Anthony L Super Reviewer

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