Saturday, February 18, 2012
The Vow review
If you read this blog, you probably noticed I don't really enjoy chick flicks. But, I am a devoted husband and it WAS Valentine's Day. So I did the honorable thing, and sucked it up for 2 hours. The Vow stars Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams as a couple who's been married for a few years. After a horrific accident, McAdams loses her memory of the past few years, forgetting Tatum's character completely. The movie was directed by Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens). Let's begin.
What I liked about the film:
50 First Dates) take a comedic approach to this. The Vow does it completely different. It takes a real life approach to these extreme circumstances. I especially liked the first act, where we learn how the two fall in love. If only the final product matched the concept.
21 Jump Street show his range. In The Vow, he plays a character who's frustrated, even angry at the way his wife is treating him. He has to show compassion for her condition, while being totally frustrated with the way she's treating him. Great performance.
What I didn't like about the film:
It's not a terrible movie, just a terribly dumb one
It's not the worst movie I've ever seen. In fact, the aspects I've listed above, I enjoyed very much. But overall, it's so weak. The execution is so poor, it's faults are hard to ignore. I would say pass on this and rent it next Valentine's Day, you wont feel so short changed that way.