Terrible news, America. "The Vow" starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams was the big winner at the box office this weekend, raking in $41.2 million. In the movie, McAdam's character loses her memory in a car accident, and her husband, played by Tatum tries to make her remember all their love-filled memories and vows. Vows.
You may have read my colleague Todd's post (who beat me to writing about it) on why this is bad news. He says, and I quote, "girls who look like Rachel McAdams even only slightly and in a certain light are dangerous. They'll convince you of all sorts of impossibilities: like that love exists."
Well let me tell you the REAL reason "The Vow" isn't worth your time, and it's not because girls who look like McAdams are dangerous (though yes, I do look like Rachel McAdams). It's because it sets a bad precedent. You see, in this movie SUPPOSEDLY based on a true story (we all know what that means in Hollywood), vows are things that last forever even when the other person can't remember you because love trumps all things, even memory. In real life, vows are made with people named Todd, who act like they don't remember you, even though they don't have McAdams' excuse, just so they can break their vows.
A NOTE FROM HUFFPOST VALENTINE'S DAY EDITORS LINDSAY AND TODD, WHO BROKE UP THIS MORNING: We're not letting today's personal issues affect the quality content we bring you every Valentine's Day! Still, if you want to know exactly how
Todd Lindsay messed up, we are keeping a liveblog.