First trailer for THE VOW, the romantic drama we all forgot existed
Despite the fact that I love Rachel McAdams and I (used to) champion Channing Tatum, I completely forgot about their first on-screen outing together - THE VOW.
Directed by Michael Sucsy (whose only other feature is the television version of GREY GARDENS), THE VOW focuses on an unbearably adorable and whimsical couple, Leo (Tatum) and Paige (McAdams), whose happiness is uprooted by a tragic accident. The trailer starts off with an almost-numbing series of cutesy scenes of Paige and Leo's love - there is museum-crashing and top hats and berries and giggles and skinny-dipping and dancing, enough sweetness to make you keel over in sugar shock. But then! Disaster! It strikes! A car accident renders Paige an amnesiac, one who can't remember her charming husband or their love. What happens next? I think you can guess.
Check out the trailer after the break.
Despite a high cheese factor, THE VOW does have an interesting premise, and could actually surprise us with some real world charm amidst the tough stuff. I'm not even remotely sold on McAdams and Tatum as a couple, however, and that's what's supposed to form the heart of the film. But I'd like to see this pan out - I've been disappointed by so many romantic dramas lately that I am more than ready to be swept off my feet by one.
THE VOW opens on February 10, 2012.