Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams will costar in The Vow, a film based on the heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting true story of newlyweds Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, Variety reports. Allow me to cut-and-paste the description of the book of the same name the Carpenters co-wrote:
“Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993, two months after their marriage, when their Ford Escort was hit from behind by a fast-moving truck. A massive head injury left Krickitt in a coma for weeks. When she finally emerged from the coma, she recognized her parents and everyone else — but she didn’t know Kim. She had no idea who he was. The ‘Krickitt’ Kim had married essentially died in the accident. The Vow is the true tale of the reconstruction of two lives and a marriage after an event so shattering that most others would have parted ways long ago. Though it was not easy, and it tested every fiber of who they were, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again.”
1. They might need to change those first names. No offense, Kim and Krickitt.
2. When I saw Dear John, I wrote that Tatum’s lift-and-sit rain kiss with Amanda Seyfried ranked right up there with The Notebook lift-and-carry rain kiss McAdams shared with Ryan Gosling. Is it possible that I willed this pairing into being with a subconscious desire to see a lift-and-drop-and-roll rain kiss? (You’re welcome.)
3. I really do like the idea of McAdams and Tatum pairing for this story. She holds back tears beautifully and believably, and his soft side is always disarming.
What do you think?