It seemed like a good movie plot. The Vow. An unbreakable vow of marriage between two people. A marriage shaken up due to the wife’s irreversible memory loss in a car accident. A husband’s undying love & trust in fate.
I admit, I chose this film for its sappy love story. I’m a romantic at heart. But with this film, I was disappointed. With the following of Channing Tatum from the love story Dear John & Rachel McAdams from The Notebook…I was swept away by a fanciful possibility of an unbreakable bond between two lovers. While the plot was good, a few daring turns could have made the movie appeal to my cinematic tastes or even to the tearjerker side of myself.
After reading several reviews post-movie, I’m curious about the book. The couple that inspired the movie chose to stay in their marriage due to their devout Christian faith whereas Leo & Paige chose to do so due to fate. Or rather, “moments of impact.”
I suppose it’s true: we are who we are today because of critical moments in our past. Life changing moments. A friend once told me that you cannot change anyone on purpose but only on accident, often due to an even that you had no control over yet purported an unpredictable result on the opposing party. Strange but true. These moments “change” us whether it be for the better or worse.
Either way, this movie has renewed a slight sense of predictability of the irrationality of love. While it causes two individuals to act irrationally, maybe it is this irrationality that keeps us sane. These change in emotions. These odd behaviors. Doing things that would be against our normal everyday routine. It is this irrationality that evokes change in the individual.
If we are lucky, we call the individual: our S O U L M A T E.