Published Feb. 10, 2012
There are few things I feel more ambivalent toward than chick flicks. On the one hand, they're tedious, predictable drivel that almost insult the viewer with their stereotypical characters, cookie-cutter plots and unrealistic portrayals that turn habitual watchers into idealistic love zombies. On the other hand, sometimes I just need a dose of sappy trash. All of this is what I was expecting "The Vow" to pitch me. Instead, this romantic drama (the rom-drom, if you will) packs more authenticity than all the romance flicks I saw last year combined.