the story was based on an actual relationship between Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, who wrote a book about their marriage, named "The Vow". the film started with Paige and Leo, a happily married couple who got into an accident, causing Paige to lose her memory after regaining consciousness. she remembered her parents but not Leo, where she soon learned that she lost only the recent 5 years in her life. Leo was still madly in love with Paige, desperately trying to make her remember, while Paige tried to escape until she found out the reason she left her home 5 years ago.
the film was very beautiful, especially when Paige and Leo had such great chemistry between them. when that fell apart, it was so heartbreaking that i couldn't help crying for them. Paige playing 2 characters that had completely different attitudes and styles was absolutely believing. at some point, of her rejection towards Leo, i almost hated her for her spoilt self. but the ending was satisfying, they may not have gotten together in the end, but it was good enough than making it felt cheesy.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Michael Sucsy
- released: 2012
- casts: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange, Sam Neill, Jessica McNamee, Wendy Crewson, Tatiana Maslany, Lucas Bryant, Scott Speedman
- language: English
- genre: Drama/Romance