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The Vow (2012)

Posted: December 3, 2013 in Movie Reviews
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Movie Title      : The Vow

Directed by     : Michael Sucsy

Story by           : Stuart Sender

Studio              : Spyglass Entertainment

Distributed by    : Screen Gems

The Vow

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vow_(2012_film))

The Vow is a romantic drama film based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Vow was a box office success, becoming the sixth highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. The story is about Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband, Leo (Channing Tatum). One night, on their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Then, the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met. The scenes of how they courted, proposed and married at the Art Institute of Chicago are interwoven with the present.

When Paige regains consciousness, she’s having lost all memories of the past few years. When her parents learn about this and visit her, it is the first time that Leo meets them. Paige doesn’t understand why she has married to a man who hasn’t met her parents before, left law school and became an artist, broke her engagement with her previous fiancé, Jeremy, and didn’t get in touch with her family and friends for years.

Her parents insist on taking Paige home with them, but then Leo comes to play her a voice message in which she sounds very happy and romantic – as the evidence that they’re married. Paige decides to go back with Leo, hoping it will help her regain her lost memory. Leo tries hard to help Paige gain her memory back, but it is no use. Paige’s memory stops when she’s still in law school, is engaged with Jeremy, and still being with her family.

She finds that she feels more comfortable with that situation, rather than with Leo and other unfamiliar things. With her sister’s wedding approaching, Paige decides to stay with her parents until the wedding. Though, Leo asks her out on a date and they have fun, but the relationship is further strained when Paige’s dad tries to persuade Leo to divorce his daughter, and when Leo punching Jeremy for talking about chances to bed his wife.

Paige rejoins law school and Leo signs divorce papers. At a store, Paige meets an old friend who, unaware of her amnesia, and alerting Paige as to why she had left her family. But this time, Paige decides not to leave her family again. Paige, while in class, starts sketching; thus depicting how she first left law school. She continues her interest in art. Back in her room, Paige finds the menu card on which she had written her wedding vows and is deeply moved. The movie ends with Paige finding Leo at their regular cafe and going with him to try a new place instead of their regular alternative.

Such. A. Sweet. And. Touching. Love. Story. And it is based on a true story! Gee, I can’t stop shivering! This love story is too sweet to be true! The real couple is now married with two kids, and the wife never regains her memory back. Sad, but I’m glad they’re happy now. This movie might be a little bit boring, because it’s a fully romance movie, but the story is beyond touching. I cried a bit when I watched it – couldn’t help it, it’s too heart-breaking. How they managed to fight for their love. Unchangeable love. Ah, so sweet! Recommended, of course! But I’d rather recommend this to women who love romance. It’ll be a great entertainer for you!

Plot reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vow_(2012_film)

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This one…. has such awesome lyrics! Really meaningful and touching… And Sam sang it full-heartedly ❤ Kurt played the drum-pad, and Sam played the keyboard. They’re so talented!

Verse one
Aren’t you something to admire?
‘Cause your shine is something like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone
And the glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always parallel on the other side

*’Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

CHORUS
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby
It was easy comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Verse two
Aren’t you something, an original
‘Cause it doesn’t seem merely a sample
And I can’t help but stare
‘Cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

Back to * and CHORUS

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you looking back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

Back to CHORUS

Aren’t you something to admire?
‘Cause your shine is something like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine

So sweet how Justin analogizes his “girl” as a mirror that is admirable, and reflected in his heart…. So touching xD

Lyrics reference: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/justintimberlake/mirrors.html (with my own modifications)

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My other favorite song!! Hiks, the music and lyrics, both are touching…. And Kurt took my breath away when he started singing xD I also love Tyler’s voice. It’s so unique xD

You only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Verse one
Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day, you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast
You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

CHORUS
But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Verse two
Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast
You see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived in too deep

Back to CHORUS several times…

The lyrics are telling us about someone who’s letting his love go… Nothing can be sweeter than this xD

Lyrics reference: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/passenger/lethergo.html (with my own modifications)

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Oh, I really love it when Kurt sang this…. I always imagine that he sang this for me :p His piano playing is… breath-taking xD Check out the lyrics, it’s touching…

Hey there, Delilah
What’s it like in New York City?
I’m a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you
I swear, it’s true

Hey there, Delilah
Don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it’s my disguise
I’m by your side

CHORUS
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there, Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday, I’ll pay the bills with this guitar
We’ll have it good
We’ll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there, Delilah
I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I’d write it all
Even more in love with me, you’d fall
We’d have it all

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along
Because we know that none of them have felt this way
Delilah, I can promise you that by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

Hey there, Delilah
You be good and don’t you miss me
Two more years and you’ll be done with school
And I’ll be making history, like I do
You’ll know it’s all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there, Delilah
Here’s to you
This one’s for you

Back to CHORUS…

The lyrics are telling us about…. a guy who sings for his girl who is separated from him by the distance… Another LDR couple, lovely! 😄

Lyrics reference: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/plainwhitets/heytheredelilah.html (with my own modifications)

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My second favorite song!! The music is easy-listening, and the lyrics are too sweet xD I love how Sam’s tenor voice meets Kina’s sopran voice ❤

[SAM]
Measuring days in the spaces between our goodbyes
Learning to wait through the endless parade of our same old see-you-next-time’s
But when I close my eyes, the miles melt away
Like you’re here in my arms at the end of the day

[SAM AND KINA]
So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming, we don’t seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

[SAM] You…

[KINA]
Swear, I don’t know if the days are as slow as they seem
Wondering when you’ll be with me again
And this finally can be more than just a dream
But when I close my eyes, I want only to stay
Where the farthest you are is a heartbeat away

[SAM AND KINA]
So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming, we don’t seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night

[SAM] That brings me to you

[KINA] And it’s enough knowing you…
[SAM AND KINA] I know that you’re calling to me while you’re dreaming beneath the same moon
[SAM] All it takes
[SAM AND KINA] is imagining you, so that I can get through one more long and lonely day

[SAM]
So bring me the night, tell me it’s near
Give me the chance to pretend that you’re here
[KINA]
Darken the sky and light up the moon
Please bring it soon, bring it soon

[SAM AND KINA]
So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming we don’t seem so far (we don’t seem so far)
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

The lyrics are telling us about two lovers who are separated by the distance… It’s perfect for LDR couple xD

Lyrics reference: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/samtsui/bringmethenight.html (with my own modifications)

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This one is my number one favorite song – for now! And yeah, I have to admit that I love the cover version, not the original one. I love Sam’s and Christina’s voice. They sound so good together! The music is catchy, especially the piano intro – it’s amazing! And the lyrics? Don’t ask. It’s too sweet (“:

[SAM]
I was thinking ’bout you, thinking ’bout me
Thinking ’bout us, what we gonna be
Open my eyes…

[SAM & CHRISTINA]
It was only just a dream

[CHRISTINA]
Travel back down that road
Will you come back?
No one knows
I realize, it was only just a dream

[SAM]
I was at the top and now it’s like I’m in the basement
Number one spot, now you found your own replacement
I swear now that I can’t take it
Knowing somebody’s got my baby

Now you ain’t around, baby I can’t think
I should’ve put it down, should’ve got that ring
‘Cause I can still feel it in the air
See your pretty face
Run my finger through your hair

My lover, my life
My baby, my wife
You left me, I’m tied
‘Cause I know that it just ain’t right

CHORUS [SAM & CHRISTINA]
I was thinking ’bout you, thinking ’bout me
Thinking ’bout us, what we gonna be
Open my eyes, it was only just a dream
So, I travel back down that road
Will you come back?
No one knows
I realize, it was only just a dream

[CHRISTINA]
When I’m ridin’, I swear, I see your face at every turn
I’m tryin’ to get my usher on, but I can let it burn
And I just hope you’ll know that you’re the only one I yearn for
No wonder I’ll be missin’ when l’ll learn

Didn’t give you all my love
I guess now I got my payback
Now I’m in the club, thinking all about you, baby
Hey, you were so easy to love
But wait, I guess our love wasn’t enough

I’m goin’ through it every time that I’m alone
And now I’m wishing that you’d pick up the phone
But you made a decision that you wanted to move on
‘Cause I was wrong

Back to CHORUS

[SAM & CHRISTINA]
If you ever loved somebody put your hands up [x2]
And now they’re gone and you’re wishing you could give them everything
Oh….

[CHRISTINA] If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
[SAM] If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
[CHRISTINA] If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
[SAM] If you ever loved somebody put your hands up
[SAM AND CHRISTINA]
And now they’re gone and you’re wishing you could give them everything…

Back to CHORUS twice…

The lyrics are telling us about someone who has been left by his/her lover. So sweet and touching, isn’t is? 😄 I love it, love it, love it xD

Lyrics reference: http://www.metrolyrics.com/just-a-dream-lyrics-samtsui.html (with my own modifications)

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