EVERY DAY (Michael Sucsy, 2018)

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Another reason why I’m not too fond of film adaptations of good books. No matter what they do, they will always pale in comparison with what my imagination conjured up while reading.

The charming and fantastical novel in my head just turned into a corny, sluggish, and creepy public service reminder on the dangers of meetups and related STDs. Eek!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published February 25, 2018.)

THE VOW (Michael Sucsy, 2012)

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I am happy and in love.

With that said, I didn’t fall one bit for this sickly-sweet love story that will surely melt hearts this Valentine season. As soon as the words “inspired by a true story” appeared onscreen, I knew what I was in for.

There were so many unbelievable clichés thrown in that you’d completely understand why they had to start with that disclaimer.

Channing Tatum may have looked the romantic lead part but he was definitely not equipped to play it (and no, gratuitous nudity doesn’t fall under the “equipped” part).

There were some good moments in there but very much like a fling, most of the film was completely forgettable.

In the scale of romantic movies, this one was closer to the execrable Dear John than the uber-cheesy but more heartfelt The Notebook.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

(Originally published February 14, 2012.)