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Review: The Vow


Kaitlyn Bell

Staff writer

With the close of several Valentine’s Day celebrations, couples and families throughout the country have taken a new box office hit to heart with its inspirational message. The movie, “The Vow” premiered in theaters the weekend before Valentine’s Day and quickly topped the charts selling over $41.2 million in ticket sales. The unique aspect to this film was its ability to draw away from the typical romantic chick flick and show a message beyond the commercial features of romance to show a true passion among two people.

What seems to make “The Vow” an even more special film is the inspiration for it; the real life couple who was able to tell their accounts of resilience, determination, strength, and adoration for one another. Kim and Krickett Carpenter originally released their story to the world in 1996 in their novel, The Vow: The Kim and Krickitt Carpenter Story. The book tells the story of Krickett’s devastating car crash that put her into a coma. When she awoke from the accident Krickett found that she had lost the memory of the man she had married. Kim’s determination and the vows he made to his wife kept him able to try again and again to make his wife fall in love with him again.

The true story that this new hit has been inspired by has brought back what it really means to be committed to the person that you love. This movie reminds us to cherish every moment and to never give up on love. Now, actors Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams will be playing the roles of two real-life people that many should look to for inspiration. Their strength can be the threshold to many others who are seeking to improve the relationship and meaning with in marriage. To find out more information about this movie or go see it yourself go to; http://www.thevow-movie.com/.