Thursday, February 09, 2012

'The Vow' review

Sometimes I wonder if Rachel McAdams wants to be a star. After her breakthrough in The Notebook and Wedding Crashers, she seems to have mostly drifted from mediocre choice to mediocre choice. (She was good in State of Play, though, while I thought she was the weak link in Midnight in Paris.) Now she's in The Vow, which the radio DJ who hosted last night's screening helpfully mentioned would "make your girl cry." So, you know, watch out for that. She and Channing Tatum have some chemistry, but, seriously, this is a wasted effort for all involved. (If you ever wanted to see Sam Neill act like a smarmy member of the 1%, here's your opportunity.) My review is up at Screen International.