Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Joisey Review: The Vow starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum
Today I had the splendid opportunity since I went to a Super Bowl party hosted by the New York Social Network to attend an
advanced screening of The Vow starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. The screening location was the AMC Lincoln Center (68th Street and Broadway) which is steps away from the Hotel Empire and since I was in my purple tights I felt very Gossip Girl. But that is not the point of this post.
Here is the storyline in a nutshell: Paige and Leo are a happy newlywed couple whose lives are changed by a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, Paige has no memory of Leo, a confusing relationship with her parents, and an ex-fiance she may still have feelings for. Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage. This movie is inspired by true events.
i will admit -- since it is Love Month, I was in the mood for a romantic drama. What I did not know is that this movie was written by the same people that wrote Never Been Kissed; a movie I loved. But the problem with this movie is that it moves very slow and you can tell there is no chemistry between Channing and Rachel. It seemed that this movie was trying to recreate the spark and magic of The Notebook, which also stars Rachel McAdams, but it just simply falls flat. Plus the ending makes no sense as it abruptly ends. I did enjoy the scenery of Chicago and the formula of snow as the backdrop of a sappy romance with two people who are obviously crazy about one another but it just seemed too manufactured for my taste.
Again since it is coming out in the theater during Valentines Day weekend, it will probably be number 1 in the box office. Does it deserve it? I am not too sure.