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The Vow [DVD] [2012]

Rachel McAdams , Channing Tatum , Michael Sucsy    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Scott Speedman, Sam Neill
  • Directors: Michael Sucsy
  • Producers: Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman, Paul Taulieb
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hindi, Lithuanian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Turkish
  • Dubbed: Czech, Russian, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 22 July 2013
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DXJNNJK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,073 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Can true love really conquer all? That is the question hovering over the genuinely touching, affecting drama The Vow. Based on a true story (which itself might have made a great documentary), The Vow is a showcase for the splendid acting talent of Rachel McAdams and a breakthrough role for Channing Tatum, under the deft direction of Michael Sucsy (the feature version of Grey Gardens). The story is deceptively simple: Happy young married couple Paige (McAdams) and Leo (Tatum) are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma, and upon awakening, she finds she has lost the previous five years of memories--including of being married to, or ever in love with, her beloved Leo. With lesser actors or with a more heavy-handed director, The Vow might have been predictable, melodramatic, or flat--and yet, the talents of the two stars, and the crisp, light-handed direction, make The Vow an enjoyable, deeply affecting love story. McAdams is as winning as always, reminiscent of her early work in The Notebook, and here, as a brunette, channeling a young Jennifer Garner. But it's Tatum on whose shoulders The Vow must succeed, and he is a revelation. His persona as a tough guy's guy is perfect here, as a "softer" actor would have led The Vow straight into Lifetime Movie Network territory. The viewer relates to Leo, including his obvious frustration, discomfort, and even moments of terror. Sam Neill and Jessica Lange (who glowed in Sucsy's Grey Gardens) make memorable supporting appearances. But it's McAdams and especially Tatum who make The Vow the believable, delicate, and loving journey it is. --A.T. Hurley

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Inspired by a true story, The Vow is the tale of a love that refuses to be forgotten. Leo (Channing Tatum, Dear John ) is devastated when a car accident plunges his wife Paige (Rachel McAdams, The Notebook ) into a deep coma. She miraculously recovers – but the last five years of her memories have vanished. Suddenly, Leo finds himself married to a stranger who can’t remember anything about him. Naively, Paige falls back under the influence of her controlling parents (Sam Neill and Jessica Lange) and reconnects with her ex-fiancé (Scott Speedman). Desperately, Leo tries to recreate the moments that shaped their romance. Can he rekindle the passion before he loses Paige forever?

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Average Romance 15 Feb 2012
Format:DVD
I have a cold heart.
Dear John left me wanting to gouge my eyes out, and the saving grace of The Notebook was Rachael McAdams. Thankfully the director saw sense and took the best two elements of these films, and put them in their own movie.

Because The Vow isn't really a romance. Not really, this movie is more of 'if you really love someone, set them free, and they'll come back again.' And that's what the film is really about, how a couple learn to come to terms with tragedy. And that is why it works, there is no saccahrine here. Rather than Leo having to make his wife fall in love with him again, it's more about two people who have to realise they aren't the same people they where, and fall in love as those two people.

Channing Tatum is heartbreaking, and Rachael McAdams is a stunning actress as always.

Highly recommended. Find out why this made a record-breaking opening weekend at the cinema [$52 million, exceeding Titanic's opening.]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A true story! 12 Jun 2013
By Laura Hartley TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
For those of you that have sat in romantic movies and said to yourself: 'but that wouldn't happen in real life!', may I present to you, The Vow, a true story. The plot line is really simple and yet incredibly moving. Paige and her husband Leo are involved in a serious car accent leaving Paige with severe memory loss. Paige's last memories are when she was engaged to another man, her relationship with her family was great and she was attending law school. Leo is but a stranger to her. Leo is determined to win back Paige's heart and salvage their marriage, but it won't be easy starting anew. Is true love a once in a lifetime opportunity or will Leo be able to make Paige fall back in love with him all over again?

Rachel McAdams has been crowned the 'Rom-Com Queen' so she was really in her element in this movie. It was interesting to see her in a slightly more serious romantic setting, going back to what brought her to stardom in the world of romantic dramas, The Notebook. McAdams' performance in The Vow is incredibly real and moving, drawing the viewer in, making you sympathise with Paige's circumstances even more. You may possibly find yourself quite frustrated with her character at times, but this is just the film drawing you in, willing her to remember the past and her love for Leo.

I have quite mixed views about Channing Tatum. I'm still on the rocks about whether or not I think he's suited to playing serious roles as I commonly associate him with his role in She's The Man. I think that perhaps he could've done a better job, though Channing Tatum has always been good at acting awkward, and there's plenty of awkward in this film.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Better or Worse 19 Mar 2012
Format:DVD
The main thing that has been left out of most of the other reviews is that this is a true story and not fiction. I have also read the book and I was taken aback by the husband's dedication to his wife. The way he handled his tragic situation is rare in today's society. It is a must for everyone to see. What a great example for the rest of us. I marveled at the two miracles that have taken place in this story. First, both of them miraculously recovered from the accident and second a doomed marriage was saved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Vow 19 May 2013
Format:DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and can recommend it to anyone who likes "the happy ever" after type of movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommended 2 Sep 2014
By Sue
Format:DVD
Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are a young married couple. A horrible accident leaves Paige with the past five years of her memory completely missing; she does not recognise her husband, and is surprised to find that she is no longer engaged to someone else.

With several flashbacks, we see what Leo and Paige’s life was like - how they first met, what happened when they got married - and these intersperse with her physical recovery from the accident. It’s an intriguing premise, one which I would have thought was a bit unrealistic, but for the fact that this story is quite closely based on a real incident.

It could have been rather maudlin but this was very well made, paced exactly right in our opinion, with excellent acting from the main characters and some humour to lighten the underlying plot. Paige’s parents were perhaps caricatured to some extent, but that didn’t matter; most of the other people involved had minor roles. We found it quite emotionally draining, perhaps because we knew that it was a true story (but did not know how it would end). Leo's unselfish love is extremely moving.

The rating is 12A or PG-13, and that seemed about right; I doubt if anyone younger than about 15 would be interested in this film, but it’s not inappropriate for slightly younger children. While the accident is not shown in gory details it's quite shocking, so early in the film. However there’s only occasional swearing, and only one single (rear) nude shot.

Definitely recommended, to men as well as women. I'd give four-and-a-half stars if I could.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Vow Dvd 30 Jun 2013
By gud
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I read the book which was very good on the strength of that I got the film not a patch on the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow burner but a good film 25 April 2013
Format:DVD
Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams have good on screen chemistry and the story is based on what happened to a real married couple, they both show that they can do a romantic drama very well, but it is a slow burner. The supporting cast was good as well
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