The Vow film review: Forget-me-not wilts too soon
The Vow (12A)
An achingly romantic tale of courtship, marriage and domestic bliss is rudely interrupted by a car crash which leaves the wife unable to remember anything at all about the husband.
To complicate matters Paige (Rachel McAdams) can remember most of her life before meeting Leo (Channing Tatum), but none of it involving him.
The Vow stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as young couple Paige and Leo
He resolves to woo her anew and make her fall in love with him, even if she cannot remember him.
His chances are hampered when her estranged and wealthy family, headed by a controlling and creepy Sam Neill as her father, start pulling her back toward their bosom.
The film suffers from a flabby middle, but is rescued by a final third as engaging as the first. The whole is neither as formulaic nor as predictable as its constituent parts may suggest.