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The Vow

3.8 8
Director: Michael Sucsy

Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange


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A husband endeavors to win back his new bride's heart after she loses her memory in a tragic car accident in this romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.


A husband endeavors to win back his new bride's heart after she loses her memory in a tragic car accident in this romantic drama starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.

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The Vow is the story of an urban hipster couple, sculptor Paige (Rachel McAdams) and music producer Leo (Channing Tatum), dealing with the trauma of memory loss as the result of a serious car accident, and how said memory loss affects their relationships with each other and the people around them. The film was directed by Michael Sucsy and loosely based on a real-life couple, Kim and Krickitt Carpenter -- wife Krickitt never fully regained her memory, but the couple are still married and have two children. The premise is promising and surpasses the usual formula of boy-meets-girl with its surprising restraint and heartfelt moments. McAdams shines as a woman trying to recognize herself in the wake of a disorienting experience, and Tatum puts aside his macho persona and gives an impressively heartbreaking performance as a genuinely nice guy who tries to win back his true love. The film does have its weaknesses, like the fact that the only years Paige forgets as a result of her injury are the ones she spent with Leo, and there are a few too many cheesy exchanges, but as far as romantic comedies are concerned, The Vow manages to reach a certain level of emotional depth that is rarely achieved in the genre. The story centers on a young couple whose relationship is put to the test when a car accident seriously injures Paige and leaves her in a coma. When she wakes up with severe memory loss, she doesn't remember Leo and, despite his efforts to make her fall in love with him again, she doesn't recover her feelings for him. To complicate things further, Paige believes that she is close to her estranged parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange) and that she is still in love with her ex-fiancé Jeremy (Scott Speedman). Although Leo's friends and family advise him to move on with his life, he decides to fight to win back Paige's heart. Initially, the story is intriguing and touches on the capacity of the human memory to be both fascinating and horrifying. It also builds to a climax that's very romantic and moving, yet the film is a little lopsided in the sense that the story is largely told from Leo's point of view, while it downplays what Paige is going through. Her tragedy is the more interesting aspect of the movie, but screenwriters Abby Kohn, Mark Silverstein, and Jason Katims displace the human-interest potential with a gooey rom-com sensibility. Still, this syrupy romance will appeal to the legions of Rachel McAdams fans who loved her in The Notebook, as well as fans of Channing Tatum who loved him in Dear John, which makes them both graduates of the Nicholas Sparks school of romantic comedies.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Sony Pictures
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel; Director's Commentary; Blu-ray Exclusives; 3 Featurettes Exploring the Making of the Film

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rachel McAdams Paige
Channing Tatum Leo
Jessica Lange Rita Thornton
Sam Neill Bill Thornton
Wendy Crewson Dr. Fishman
Scott Speedman Jeremy
Tatiana Maslany Lily
Lucas Bryant Kyle
Joey Klein Josh
Joe Cobden Jim
Jeananne Goossen Sonia
Dillon Casey Ryan
Shannon Barnett Carrie
Lindsay Ames Shana
Kristina Pesic Lizbet
Brittney Irvin Lina
Sarah Carter Diane
Angela Vint Nurse
Rachel Skarsten Rose
Bill Turnbull Funky Clerk
Dharini Woollcombe Receptionist
Rosalba Martinni Bakery Lady
Jeff Authors Professor
Roland Rothchild Worker
Jonathan Psaila Mikey

Technical Credits
Michael Sucsy Director
Jeffrey Steven Authors Asst. Director
Gary Barber Producer
Tim Barraball Special Effects Supervisor
Michael Bigger Makeup
Roger Birnbaum Producer
Michael Brook Score Composer
Dennis Chapman Production Manager
Tim Chau Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas J. Colbert Associate Producer
Robin D. Cook Casting
Susan Cooper Executive Producer
J. Miles Dale Executive Producer
Stephanie Diaz-Matos Musical Direction/Supervision
Tucker Doherty Set Decoration/Design
Stephanie Flack Sound Editor
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Jonathan Glickman Producer
Brandt Gordon Art Director
Austin Hearst Executive Producer
Kalina Ivanov Production Designer
Nils C. Jensen Sound Editor
Jason Katims Screenwriter
Alex Kavanagh Costumes/Costume Designer
Melissa Kent Editor
Abby Kohn Screenwriter
Cassidy Lange Co-producer
Amanda Mackey Casting
Nancy MacLeod Sound Editor
Rachel Portman Score Composer
Randall Poster Musical Direction/Supervision
Nancy Richardson Editor
Rebekah Rudd Co-producer
Stuart Sender Original Story
Marc Silverstein Screenwriter
Rogier Stoffers Cinematographer
Paul Taublieb Producer
Clay Weber Sound Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vow
1. Scene 1 [5:51]
2. Scene 2 [6:36]
3. Scene 3 [6:41]
4. Scene 4 [4:53]
5. Scene 5 [6:12]
6. Scene 6 [5:39]
7. Scene 7 [4:15]
8. Scene 8 [6:19]
9. Scene 9 [5:45]
10. Scene 10 [7:12]
11. Scene 11 [5:46]
12. Scene 12 [6:40]
13. Scene 13 [8:39]
14. Scene 14 [8:23]
15. Scene 15 [5:11]
16. Scene 16 [9:39]


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The Vow 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mckenzie Gutierrez- I really liked this book.  It is a cute love story about two people (Kim and Krickett Carpenter) that find there true love over the phone. Sounds so cute right?  Then something tragic happens,  Kim and Krickett get in a huge car accident.  Kim gets a few pieces of glass in his back and brakes his nose but, Krickett looses her whole memory.  You will have to read the book to find out what will happen in the end!  I would recommend this book to anyone who is into love stories because, this is one of the cutest love books I have ever read!  I  think this book is easy to read.  It doesn't have very many pages so it is easy!  I hope you liked my book review on the vow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the beginning of the book, Kim Carpenter was a coach at a high school. He was calling a sporting goods store to order jerseys for his team. When the sales representative answered the phone, he was surprised that she was very happy, unlike some people with her job. After a while, his jerseys never came. He called the store again, hoping that Krickett, the nice sales lady from before would answer the phone. She did. He was happy that she did. He kept calling the store. Then he soon realized he wasn’t calling the store about jerseys, he was calling just so he could talk to Krickett. One time he called, and Krickett didn’t answer. He finally decided to go to the store. Kim and Krickett finally met. They went to lunch a few times. But when it was time for Kim to go home, they didn’t want to say goodbye.They both decided they wanted to further their relationship. They went to each other’s houses. After a few months, they knew they were in love. They decided they were going to get married. Two months after they got married, they were in a horrific car wreck. Kim’s ear and nose got ripped off, and he had broken glass in his back. Luckily, they got his nose and ear fixed. But Krickett on the other hand, wasn’t in good shape at all. They didn’t think she was going to make it. That broke Kim’s heart. The doctors thought that there may have been brain injuries. They later found out there was. Krickett didn’t remember who Kim was at first. After a few months her brain injuries got a little better. She finally understood that she and Kim were married before the wreck. But she still wasn’t in her right mind, and she never will be.The book was okay. The only thing, the whole book was kind of just like a journal for Kim. It was like he was writing about everything they went through. But all together the book was really good, and it showed that if you have faith, everything will work out the way it’s meant to be.
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robinson13 More than 1 year ago
This movie was really good and it made me cry!!:(
markieMD1 More than 1 year ago
It was a heartwarming movie it only emphasize that if you love someone fight for him/her no matter what the situation is channing was very good in delivering the lines it will really touch your heart he is so natural and adorable
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