The Vow (♦♦♦)

Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum) are married and very much in love, but an accident on a snowy night robs Paige of the precious memories she has created with her husband. Instead, Paige remembers everything about her life with her biological family, prompting her husband of four years to romance her again. The problem is she may not be ready for the life they used to share.

Some critics have expressed this film is a romantic classic; in my opinion, it is not. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum are both beautiful people, but together they lack the chemistry that made Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling instant hits in The Notebook. Half the time Tatum seems to be rushing his lines, anxious perhaps to transmit to the audience the emotions he is supposed to convey, but he never gets there. Rachel McAdams, on the other hand, takes her job seriously but she looks lost without a convincing male lead.

Channing Tatum belongs in action movies while McAdams needs a strong male counterpart, if not convinced remember Morning Glory.

Lax acting aside, the photography is beautiful showcasing breathtaking aerial views of downtown Chicago.

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