The Vow (2012) Dir. Michael Sucsy Gave this a chance as we both are fans of Rachel McAdams. I had some reservations because I do not like Channing Tatum as an actor. It's not that he's terrible, it's that he's so... mediocre, which somehow appears even worse. But focusing on this movie, it turned out to be a pretty basic rom-com. Husband and wife get in a car accident, wife wakes up with part of her memory missing: the years in which she met and married her husband. I found the premise pretty far-fetched except it's apparently based on a true story. So the husband's formerly vegetarian artist wakes up as a meat-eating law student (as this is the life she remembers). Naturally she is pretty disturbed by the discovery that she is married to a stranger. Reconnecting with her parents strengthens her memories of her previous life (the one she had before marrying her husband) and creates a distance with her husband. Obviously we get the stereotypical scene where the douchey father-in-law (Sam Neill) tries to bribe the good husband to divorce his daughter. And I will leave it to you to guess if they end up back together or not... In the end, neither of us really liked it too much. Tatum lacks... something for this kind of material. I wouldn't call it emotional depth, since it's a pretty straight-forward rom-com. A better description would be the ability to convey basic emotions convincingly. McAdams is better, but the material is so paper-thin that it ends up being instantly forgettable. I'm surprised they did not offer this movie to Heigl, as it could not be more up her alley.