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'The Vow' Reviews Say Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams Have Sexy Chemistry (VIDEO)

by Emily Abbate on February 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

The VowTwo words: Channing Tatum. Call me lame, call me goofy, call me whatever you want. I am absolutely pumped to go see The Vow this weekend, out in theaters nationwide today, because I just want to oogle over Tatum's beautiful eyes for the 1-hour, 44-minute running time. Oh, and Rachel McAdams, she's OK too.

Directed by Michael Sucsy, The Vow follows a newlywed couple Leo and Paige (Tatum and McAdams) as they recover from a car accident that puts Paige in a coma. Paige wakes up with severe memory loss, not remembering her hubby, and the movie follows his endeavors to win her heart again.

Is it a plot we've seen before? Essentially. Who really cares, though? It's soon-to-be Valentine's Day, and I say every woman deserves to indulge in a mushy gushy romantic movie. Read what the critics think in their The Vow reviews, here:

Sara Stewart, New York Post:

The bonk-on-the-head amnesia plot is a cobwebby one, but in this case it’s based on a true story — of much more ordinary-looking folks than Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. These two stars bring believable chemistry and emotion to a film that might otherwise wilt under the weight of so much melodrama ... You believe this couple had a spark worth fighting for.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe:

It’s quite watchable date-night cheese -- the kind of movie you can simultaneously snort at and enjoy.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

How, really, do you approach the subject of having sex with your husband if you don't remember him? Especially when he is theoretically not the kind of man you would choose, and you believe you're engaged to a man you love? The Vow never really grapples with those issues. It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all.

Claudia Puig, USA Today:

The Vow promises tried-and-true rom-com formula and delivers, treading in sappy, cliché-ridden turf.

Seems to me that what you see is totally what you get with this one. I say if there was ever a time of year to see a mushy gushy film that will remind you of everything you loved about The Notebook, now is it. Check out The Vow trailer, here:

Are you planning on going to see The Vow?

 

Image via thevow-movie.com

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Comments

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  • MamaB...
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    MamaBear2cubs

    February 10, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    I would love to see it,it looks awesome.


  • godde...
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    goddess99

    February 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Nope. Likely won't see it.


  • cocob...
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    cocobeannns

    February 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM
    I would love to.
  • mille...
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    millerbunch

    February 10, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    i would like to see this one :)


  • jagam...
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    jagamama0710

    February 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Yep. I'm going for a mom's night out to see it tomorrow with a friend of mine. :)

    I'm a sucker for cheesy chick flicks! I don't care how cliche, ridiculous, or unrealistic they are. 


  • Lesli...
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    Lesliemom2mzjm

    February 10, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I've been just a little bit in love with Channing Tatum ever since I saw him in a cheesy dance movie years ago....I literally had his name written down on a piece of paper on my desk (he was completely unknown at the time) so I could occasionally look him up and stalk him (online only).  I don't know why...he's not the best actor and there are other actors that most would think are better looking....He kind of gives off this big (dumb) jock vibe, but at the same time seems incredibly sweet while at the same time incredibly HOT and SEXY!  That combo just does it for me!


  • suziejax
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    suziejax

    February 10, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    nope not my type of movie


  • amy7243
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    amy7243

    February 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    I was planning on making my dh take me to it for Valentines day but he is out of state for work :(


  • Octob...
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    Octobersmom

    February 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Hubby is taking me to see it for our Valentine's Day date :)


  • Kmakk...
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    Kmakksmom

    February 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    My husband wants to see it more than I do, lol.  We will probably see it.


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