The Vow (2012)

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Critic 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
Rating: PG13 (for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity and some language)
Genre: Drama , Romance
Directed By: Michael Sucsy
Written By: Marc Silverstein , Jason Katims , Abby Kohn
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Jessica Lange
as Rita Thornton
Sam Neill
as Bill Thornton
Wendy Crewson
as Dr. Fishman
Bill Turnbull
as Funky Clerk
Dharini Woollcombe
as Receptionist
Rosalba Martinni
as Bakery Lady
Jeff Authors
as Professor
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Critic Reviews for The Vow

All Critics (126) | Top Critics (31)

The Vow is a welcome antidote to cynicism, and a bracing tonic that proves love hasn't disappeared from the film experience completely.

Full Review… | February 14, 2012
New York Observer
Top Critic

The Vow makes the least of its concept, refusing to acknowledge that a love need not be perfect to merit holding on to.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

The two stars look dewy and glossy and unexceptional, bound together less by chemistry than by the ministrations of a hard-working costume designer.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

'The Vow' is inspired by a true and wonderful story, but that doesn't make the fictionalized version any less ridiculous.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

Tatum is unusually expressive; Speedman, both hiss-worthy and sympathetic. But McAdams is the real draw.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Newsday
Top Critic

As usual, Channing Tatum looks sweet and dull and, in most scenes, slightly confused.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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Audience Reviews for The Vow

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 nixon
jay nixon

"For some reason I was thinking that this film was going to be a rom-com. Big mistake on my part. It ended up being a rom-dram. I didn't think I would get so swept up in this love story since I'm not a huge fan of romance flicks, but this one got me. The story being based on true events was what really had me thinking about the film differently. It made me like it more. You can't help but feel complete heartache for this couple. I mean to be so in love and to have something that horrendous happen and *SPOILER* to never get the memory of falling in love with you husband, your wedding, and your entire lively hood with this person is just heart breaking.*END OF SPOILER* I also kinda enjoyed that there was no fairy tale ending, even though I wanted one for her. Great acting by Tatum and McAdams. I thought they had great chemistry which is a plus when doing movies like these or the film would have never worked."

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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.
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