The Vow, This Means War: Summary, Movie Review Roundup
Out Friday (February 10th), The Vow is a movie many couples are planning to see for Valentines Day, however This Means War, not set to be released until February 17th, is having special Valentines Day showings.
The Vow Summary
Starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams as Leo and Paige, the inspired-by-a-true-story line for the Vow features two young lovers, recently married. When they are involved in a car accident that leaves Paige in a coma, she struggles with severe brain trauma and when she finally wakes, she suffers severe memory loss. Not remember her newlywed husband, Leo sets on a journey to make her fall in love with him again. The movie chronicles the ups and downs of their relationship, as Leo tries to win Paige's heart back. Well we obviously can't spoil the ending, you know.
The Vow Movie Reviews
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times - "It's pleasant enough as a date movie, but that's all."
Peter Debruge, The Variety - The Vow represents that most welcome kind of Valentine's Day offering, focusing on the feelings that bring couples closer.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews - The only reason any male could have for seeing The Vow is the hope of getting laid afterwards. The only reason any female could have for seeing The Vow is if she views the plots of Harlequin romance novels as the height of modern storytelling.
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe - It's quite watchable date-night cheese - the kind of movie you can simultaneously snort at and enjoy.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer - Ready-made for Valentine's Day, The Vow is, like the offerings at Cafe Mnemonic, a total sugar overload.
Louis B. Parks, San Francisco Chronicle - Even viewers who are an easy touch for romance movies will find this heavy-handed.
This Means War
Although the movie isn't set to be released until February 17th, there are special Valentine's Day showings on February 14th for couples who would rather shy away from mushy story plots such as The Vow.
This Means War Movie Summary
Starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, The world's deadliest CIA operatives are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman. Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis ever - each other - to win the affections of the beautiful woman.
This Means War Movie Reviews
Ted MacCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter - This perfectly dreadful romantic action comedy manages to embarrass its three eminently attractive leading players in every scene, making this an automatic candidate for whatever raspberries or golden turkeys or other dubious awards may be given in future for the films of 2012.
Emma Dibdin, Total Film - Watching really attractive, really charismatic people be really funny seldom gets old, and they're served reasonably well by a tight, disciplined script that capitalises on their game charms.
Matthew Pejkovic, Matts Movie Reviews - A date movie that will appeal to both men and women, This Means War is a fun and cheeky action comedy that owes much to the chemistry of its three leading actors.