There is nothing like an undying love that a woman has for a man. Or in this case, a man has for a woman. When two people are married, they make a commitment to each other to love one another no matter what, no matter how; whatever comes upon them, they will fight to the end, together. Leo had that commitment set in stone in his heart. His wife was his life and soul and nothing could ever change that.
“The Vow” starring Rachel McAdams, as Paige, and Channing Tatum, as Leo, brings us together with the story of two people in love, separated by the trauma of an incredibly horrifying accident. While on their way home from a movie, Paige and Leo were hit by a plow truck. With Paige taking her seat belt off only seconds before, the truck’s impact sent her flying through the front windshield, taking, “Click it or Ticket” into a whole other perspective. After being in a coma, Paige wakes up to a nurse, and her husband, Leo. Only, her memory of Leo was entirely erased.
Where they met, their marriage, even his name, details that meant the world to her, were all gone. Before meeting Leo, Paige was the daughter of a wealthy suburban family, attending law school, and engaged to a man named, Jeremy. That life was the only thing she now remembered.
So what do you do when your other half no longer remembers who you are? Leo would never give up on the woman who held his heart. He would love her, no matter what, no matter how. Now, it was time for him to step up and make his wife fall in love with him, all over again. As frustrating as it was, throughout the movie he did what he could to win her over. Leo would take her on the same “first date” they had four years before. He believed she would remember him and she would recall all the details of their love.
But even after all he had done to make her love him again; he was living in years of marriage. While she, was living in only a few weeks of marriage, to a stranger. After all the fighting for her, Leo comes to a breaking point. You can only fight for something, or someone who is pushing you away, for so long.
Valentine’s weekend of 2012, The Vow managed to make 41.7 million dollars in United States and Canadian theaters. Globally, The Vow consumed 51.4 million dollars. So what was it that brought so much money to this movie? Could it be Tatum’s charm, or McAdams beauty? Maybe it was timing; premiering just in time for Valentines Day couples. Whatever it was, it worked.
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