The Vow is a romance based on real events, in which a married couple are in an accident and the wife loses five years of her memory and doesn't remember meeting, dating, or marrying her husband. Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams deliver the goods, I don't care what anyone says. Their characters (Leo and Paige) are utterly believable throughout the movie, and Scott Speedman as Jeremy the ex-fiancee, Jessica Lange as Paige's mother, and Sam Neill as Paige's father definitely add to the story with their convicing characters. I've seen all the tepid reviews and I'm not sure I get what the problem is. This is a wonderful story of a man holding true to his vow of life long love, who is also mature enough to sacrifice for the happiness of the woman he loves. It is also a story of hope, patience, and incredible love. My only wish is that the ending had given us a bit more, because you are really rooting for Leo, hoping Paige will either remember or will just fall in love with him again, and it would have been great to have a little more to hang your heart on than the last scene (I will not give it away more than that). I thought Leo's voiceover throughout added to the story, made it more personal and heartwarming, and I thought the frustration, anger, pain, sadness, love, and bittersweet moments were a wonderful emotional landscape to explore. Don't let the naysayers dissuade you--unless you are really cynical, sarcastic and jaded, or you just don't like romance, I think you'll really enjoy this movie.