The Vow (Michael Sucsy, 2012)
A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.
Inspired by true events, The Vow is a film starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams representing a couple madly in love that will have to pass over the fact that the wife completely lost her memory of the last five years in a car accident. While beautifully shot in Chicago exteriors most of the scenes involve interiors where the couple used to live together; their apartment, her workshop, his studio, etc.
After the accident, Paige (McAdams) doesn’t recognize her husband or her current life. She still thinks she is in college living with her parents and pursuing a career in law. Tatum will have to make her fell in love with him again without pushing too hard. Even if the ending is quite obvious, the struggle of the two lovers is worth the watch. It is indeed a film that involves themes and stories that have been done dozens of times. However, the presence of the two leads, Tatum and McAdams, brings a little something that makes this movie more than actually a chick flick you would have sneezed over.
The beautiful cinematography and the nice presence of the supporting cast of Sam Neill and Jessica Lange paired with our aforementioned lovers keeps this enterprise from being the possible disaster many of my fellow critics may have shouted even without actually have seen the whole thing. It is far from being the best film of 2012 but also far from being its worst too.