Friday, February 3, 2012

Date Night-Movie "The Vow" & Review

My husband & I won a contest to see the screening of the movie "The Vow" and we both really enjoyed it. I like movies that are based on real people's lives. While watching, my husband and I put ourselves in the couple's place and tried to imagine what it would have been like to walk in their shoes. We were both emotionally moved by the film, although I was the only one out of the two of us that cried. :) The characters were believable and the acting was great. A great date night movie. I would highly recommend seeing this film!

I did some research online & found out about the real-life couple "The Vow" was based on. Here is some info:

News interview of the couple:

675799: The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie
By Kim & Krickitt Carpenter with Dana Wilkerson / B&H Books

When you marry another person, you make a vow to love and cherish your spouse through thick and thin, as long as you both shall live. But what if that commitment is tested by serious illness, or financial difficulty? Would you stay together? Are there limits on how far love can go?

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter never expected their commitment to each other to be tested so early, when 2 months after their wedding, a car accident left Krickett with a traumatic head injury and in a coma. When she awoke several weeks later, her rehabilitation began, but Krickitt had no memory of her husband. The previous 18 months when they had met, fallen in love, and been married were completely erased. Kim and Krickitt had to start all over again with the stress of physical rehabilitation, mounting medical bills and amnesia against them.

In The Vow, the Carpenters share their story of how, against enormous odds, they stuck together, fell in love again, and kept the marriage vows they'd made to each other. They also share their Christian faith, and how it sustained them through their most difficult times. In this volume, you'll read about the true events that inspired the February 2012 movie starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, and see personal photos from Kim and Krickitt.

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