Truest when the story itself is true, some books are best read even before you see the movie. ‘The Vow’ is the true story of the faith and devotion of a couple who dare to try and fall in love... twice.
Some movies are better when you’ve already read the book and know the story's key personalities.
Life is about moments, what if one day you could never remember any of them?"
'The Vow' tells the near unbelievable true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. Deeply in love and married for only 10 short weeks, a devastating car crash left Krickitt with a massive head injury. Miraculously, Krickit survived the initial trauma.
True story of one love won twice
Emerging from a month long coma, Krickitt possessed no memory of the previous eighteen months and no recollection of her marriage or previous relationship with her husband, Kim.
All the preciious intimate moments of their developing friendship were lost. Not only did Krickett not recognise Kim, she barely recognised herself or who she really was.
I don’t know who you are – I barely even know who I am."
Faced with a situation from which many would have walked away, Kim Carpenter made the decision to stay true to his marriage vows. Following the advice of Kim’s therapist, he set out to date and court his wife all over again.
Rediscovering a love literally forgotten
Kim and Krickitt met over the phone in September 1992 when Krickitt was in sportswear sales and Kim a university baseball coach. Married less than a year later they honeymooned in Maui and settling into their new life in the US state of New Mexico.
The accident should have been the end of everything, but with Kim sticking to his marriage vows and Krickitt strong in her Christian faith the couple committed themselves to rediscovering their relationship.
Original vows toward a new marriage
The Vow is the story of that long often painful journey toward a second wedding ceremony and the renewal of their vows as their ultimate goal.
I need to make my wife fall in love with me again."
Loyal to his vows and to his wife, Kim realised he had to go back to the beginning of their relationship and make his wife fall in love with him all over again.
Read the true events behind the film
Now, almost twenty years later, the time is right for Kim and Krickett to tell their story in a major cinema movie and reveal the true story in the book behind the film.
‘The Vow’ stars Rachel McAdams (The Notebook), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano), and Academy Award winner, Jessica Lange.
Quick Guide to The Vow: The true story behind the movie
What is it?
- Story of the true events behind the double love story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter.
- Moving account of love and loyalty in spite of tragedy and irreversible memory loss.
- Honest account of what it means when a couple's marriage vows are made for real.
What will it do for me?
- Give you a new persective on what true love really looks like.
- Help you answer questions about what it takes to stay married.
- Provide you with insight and background on the cinema film 'The Vow.
Over to You
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Christian marriage vows traditionally include the promise 'for better, for worse.'
- Do you think married couples are properly prepared for what this can really mean?
- Should there be a limit on how much worse couples can be expected to put up with?
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February 29th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison