Rachel McAdams truly is the queen of romance films. She has been starring in successful romance drama films since the early 2000s, including The Notebook, About Time, Wedding Crashers, and Aloha, just to name a few.
Today we commemorate the super sweet romantic movie The Vow, starring the 44-year-old actress alongside the hunky Channing Tatum, as it debuted ten years ago.
Directed by Michael Sucsy and written by Abby Kohn, The Vow follows the protagonists Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Channing Tatum), a couple so deliriously in love that only death could tear them apart, or so they thought.
Sadly, memory loss drives a wedge between the two, as an accident sees Paige losing all memory of her life ever since she quit law school, including her dear husband and new friends.
Desperate Leo strives to help his wife regain her memory but only succeeds in driving her back to her family, which takes advantage of the situation to conceal a dark secret. The heart never forgets what the mind erases. In the end, Paige reconnects with Leo, but after a painstaking experience that leads to divorce.
Is 'The Vow' Based on a True Story?
The film is supposedly based on the actual relationship of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The couple wrote a book on their marriage, also called The Vow.
The Vow was a box office success, ranking the eighth highest-grossing romantic drama since 1980. The critics, however, have given harsh reviews, with the film ranking 31% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Movie's Harsh Reviews from Critics
With search a huge gap between critics and viewers, it can be confusing to decide whether to stream the movie or not. In my opinion, The Vow is a heartfelt movie that has you believing that chivalry isn't dead. It is available for streaming on Hulu.