For me, when I find out a film is based on a true story it automatically makes the film a little better. Knowing that the events I am about to watch really happened to someone somewhere intrigues me…and scares me witless when it’s a horror/thriller.
The Vow, starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, is about a blissfully married couple who are in a car crash. The wife suffers memory loss and cannot remember meeting her husband or any of their life together so he has to spend his days trying to win back her heart.
This film needed to be based on a true story otherwise it would have just been another stereotypical rom-com. You know, boy meets girl and they fall in love but OH NO there’s a twist that’s overly dramatized for the majority of the film but all is well in the end and they live happily ever after, phew!
Don’t get me wrong, I can handle romcoms but they’re nothing new or special. This film does well for what it is and the chemistry between Tatum and McAdams is there as well as good acting (look out for what I think was an unplanned moment when McAdams spits food in to her own hair) but it was easy to forget that it’s based on a true story because there is so much sap.
This film is suitable for a relaxed, unplanned night out that doesn’t involve much thinking…and it’s brilliant for simply wanting to see the hotness that is Channing Tatum :p