The Vow Hits Theaters Hard

Carly Saber, Staff Writer

The Vow hit theaters on February 10th, far exceeding its expectations. In the box office it did better than Safe House, which was rumored to blow The Vow out of the water, with its $41.2 million income. Being based on a true story, director Michael Sucsy takes the romantic tale within the trappings of a typical cheesy romance and finds realism in the details and the quarrels.

The story revolves around a woman named Paige, played by the lovely Rachel McAdams, who is married to Leo, played by the charming Channing Tatum. They are involved in a severe car accident and Paige is left in a coma and wakes up with severe memory loss. Leo must win back the love of his wife to keep their marriage together. The audience is taken on an emotional rollercoaster ride as the two battle amnesia. Jasmine Lau (11) thought, “The movie was adorable, I was almost in tears the entire movie.”

It really hits home with the movie’s marvelous metaphor of comparing reading your favorite book for the first time to falling in love–the dream of being able to experience it all over again. Taylor Adams (11) mentioned, “It was cute and inspirational. I’ve always wanted to be able to read my favorite book again.”

The ending comes right when the audience needs it, but with a slightly unexpected twist. Amanda Wolcott (11) added, “I thought the movie was great, perfect for a date night. However, I did not like the ending all that much.” It is bitter-sweet and ultimately depends on how the person interprets it.

This romantic chick-flick is one that almost stands up to the iconic The Notebook. If that is one of your favorites, then this movie is suggested for you. It is one you will not be able to forget.