Leo and Paige are a recent married couple. After a car accident, in which they are both in, Paige is left unconscious and is in a coma for a while. When she awakes, she doesn't remember her life past her highschool years - which includes, not knowing that she had married Leo. The Vow is about a husband trying to win his wife's love all over again. It's a beautiful story about how true love never fails...how marriage is forever no matter what...and that faithfulness is one of the biggest parts of a marriage. The Vow that you say on your wedding day is your swear to stay with this person through thick and thin.
If you're not one to enjoy movies with lotsa love and kissing, then this one isn't for you. Also, Leo has his shirt off quite a few times, too, so... ::clears throat:: just a warning for you ladies ;)
I'm going to be focusing mainly on the story/plotline and the two main characters in this review. Hope you don't mind:)
Oh and just so you know, this movie is in my Top 5.
*Rated PG-13 for an accident scene, sexual content, partial nudity, and some language.
This is a true story.
Rachel McAdams as....
Yes, this is the same actress who played in The Notebook and both of the new Sherlock Holmes.
Frankly, I wasn't a huge fan of hers in the SH movies. It may just be because I didn't like the character she played. But in The Vow...she was perfect.
She and Tatum made the darndest cutest couple ever!
They got married 'illegally' in a museum! haha Not my type of thing, but I thought it was still kinda cute :)
('illegally' as in: they-weren't-supposed-to-be-getting-married-in-the-museum-without-permission)
Her dress was cute, but...not a wedding dress. I mean, it was pink. So yeah...
I wish this ^ photo was a little bigger, because they were kissing under this...really huge arch-like thing. It was pretty sweet!
How can you not squeal when the guy she loves stands outside her work window in the rain and watches her open a gift from him?
I seriously had to put my hand over my mouth at this scene...
This scene is heart-breaking.
Their relationship before marriage had a very pure aspect to it. I really appreciated that...
There weren't many scenes of them together before they were married, but in all of them, they were just this happy, cute boyfriend/girlfriend.
The biggest thing for me in this movie was...his unwavering love for her. He loved her no matter what. He loved her, even when she didn't recognize him when she awoke from a coma. He loved her even when she was ignoring him...talking rudely to him...when every time he tried to jostle a memory, she would get mad. There's one scene, especially, when...well...I won't say exactly what happens, but...he's trying to make her remember something that they did together. And when she doesn't acknowledge it, he leaves the room, leans against a wall and fights back tears. Oh my word, it was heart-wrenching...
He was so patient with her. Even when she pushed him away.
He was caring...and loving...and careful around her. Never pushed too far, even though, I mean...she's his wife! They're married! But she doesn't remember anything about him, so she's ::shrugs:: understandably nervous and awkward and unsure around him. But he never tried to manipulate her. He let her have her space.
Through all the seriousness and love and romance, there are quite a few hilarious parts as well :) This movie had me laughing, crying, and squealing all at once...
Please remember to have a box of tissue with you while watching this.
Dear readers, Miss Raquel bawled her eyes out so hard that her dear friend, Elisa, had to literally pause the movie and ask if I was all right.............. ::nods:: yeah.
Leo and Paige
Kim and Krickett
(the 'real' couple on whom this movie is based on)
Oh and yeah, didn't I mention? This picture ^ is my newest portrait project............ ::excited squeals::
Have you seen The Vow?
What did you think of it?
If you haven't, does this review make you want to? :)