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The Vow: Blu Ray Review

The Vow

The Vow: Blu Ray Review

Rating: M
Released by Sony Home Entertainment

Take a pinch of current hottie Channing Tatum, swirl in a couple of cups of Rachel McAdams and add a generic romantic drama, cook for 100 minutes et voila, The Vow.

Inspired by true events, this is the story of Paige and Leo (McAdams and Tatum),a young married couple who're happy and content.

One day, when the pair's hit by a truck in a snowstorm, their lives are changed forever.

Paige wakes up in hospital with no memory of the last five years and consequently no idea who Leo is or how they came together. Upon being discharged from the hospital, Leo's told to give it time but as events begin to unfold, it becomes clear to him that he's losing Paige...will the course of true love overcome amnesia?

Generically bland, reasonably acted and relatively unsensational, The Vow does exactly what you'd expect and with a pair of leads that make it watchable enough fare. Throw in a stern looking Sam Neill and Jessica Lange as Paige's parents and the core cast give it their all.

Tatum and McAdams work well together and have a good chemistry in among the weepy story as it plays out; you know exactly what's coming with this film and it's clearly targeted at romantics everywhere. But I have to admit- whether I'm hard hearted or not, I failed to really care about this couple and whether they made it back together as the formulaic plot unfolded.

It's pleasantly enough made but the overall result of The Vow is the kind of film you know exactly what you're going to get - it's bland enough to pass a rainy afternoon but you'll be hoping for amnesia the moment it's finished.

Rating: 5/10