"Entertaining Romantic Drama"
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THE VOW is entertaining and has some sweet moments. Rachel McAdams as Paige is charming as ever, with a twinkle in her eyes. She and Channing Tatum as Leo make an adorable couple. The movie is much more sad than expected, with much crying and fighting and some awkward interactions between the lead couple. THE VOW has a light Romantic worldview with about 26 obscenities and profanities, but extols Leo’s attempt to get back his wife. Love seems to be the only hope presented in THE VOW, but there’s a turning point when Paige realizes love is also about forgiveness.
(Ro, B, C, Pa, FR, LLL, V, S, N, A, M) Light Romantic worldview with some moral and redemptive elements about forgiveness and uniting a family, but a Buddhist statue is displayed at one point; 15 obscenities, 11 profanities (including one GD), some crude and scatological terms used; couple gets into car crash throwing the woman out of the car onto the hood with blood showing, man hits other man in the face; implied sex out of marriage, implied sex in marriage, women kisses man that’s not her husband, kissing, an affair is mentioned, divorce; man seen from the back naked, woman in underwear; drinking; no smoking; and, lying and a dysfunctional family situation portrayed but there are attempts to piece it back together.
THE VOW shows love displayed in the midst of traumatic events. It has a romantic worldview that also extols uniting a family.
Paige and Leo are deeply in love and married with sweet memories and happy smiles, until one day they get into a car crash that hurls Paige out of the car and into a coma. When Paige awakes, she remembers nothing of the last five years, meaning that her memories with Leo have been erased. Struggling with this, Leo tries to bring Paige back home with him, so she can regain her memory.
Paige’s parents, however, want to take her under their wing and help her get back on her feet in the home she grew up in and remembers. Oddly enough, though, before the accident, Paige had not spoken to her parents in five years. Leo tries to help Paige get back to how things where before the crash, but Paige’s memories don’t seem to come back. She questions why she’s with Leo, when she only remembers being engaged to Jeremy five years previously.
Paige moves back with her parents and returns to law school, while Leo tries to keep his record company out of debt. At the same time, Leo has made Paige his whole life, his family, his love, but she just cannot get over the changes that were made in the past five years and cannot see herself with Leo. Thinking the marriage is over, Leo and Paige sign divorce papers. The question is, will there be a happy ending somewhere? Will Leo be able to romance Paige back into love?
THE VOW has a romantic worldview but does have an emphasis on uniting a family. Love seems to be the only hope presented in the film, but there is a turning point when Paige realizes that love is also about forgiveness rather then just physical lust. Sadly though, a divorce occurs with not many repercussions.
THE VOW is entertaining and has some sweet moments, despite a significant amount of foul language. Rachel McAdams as Paige is charming as ever, with a twinkle in her eyes. She and Channing Tatum as Leo make an adorable couple. The film is much more sad than expected, with many moments of crying and fighting and awkward interactions between the lead couple. Just be prepared for a romantic drama with many tears when you walk into the theater to see THE VOW.
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