Mon, 20 May, 2019

The VOW : Movie Review

By Shreeya Pandey

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The Vow is a romantic drama directed by Michael Sucsy starring Rachael McAdams and Channing Tatum in the lead roles as "Paige" and "Leo" respectively.

The plot begins with the happy love life of married couple Paige and Leo until they have an unfortunate and fatal car accident. Leo comes out of it relatively unharmed only to find out that Paige has severe memory loss and she doesn't remember him at all. The story thus revolves around Paige’s struggle to reconnect her life with her husband. The way Paige remembered herself was very different to the person she was in the present. She had dropped out of her law school and was engaged in making sculptures and had a keen interest in art. Apart from this, she was not close to her parents and she had just broken off an engagement with her former fiancé (Scott Speedman). Well, what’s sadder than knowing that your beloved one doesn’t remember you anymore? The days following the accident were very difficult for the duo but Leo did not give up hope easily and kept trying to make Paige realize how much they used to love each other. Paige’s parents didn’t prefer Leo much and thus wanted to keep Paige away from him. Leo tries to re-create every moment that made them fall so deeply in love with each other the first time in the hope that she would remember something. Paige never got her memory back but she realized her love for Leo, as true feelings can never be lost or hidden. The characters of Leo and Paige were wonderfully portrayed by Tatum and McAdams. When they are on screen together, there is enough physical charm and emotional warmth to distract the audience from a thin plot too. Their chemistry was really fascinating to watch. The movie had a good story, great acting, and great realism. At the end, it leaves you feeling satisfied and makes you a bit emotional too.