The Vow Analysis

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The Vow is a romantic drama movie produced by Michael Sucsy in 2012, and it is inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The movie tells the story of Kim and Krickitt’s actual relationship, including how they were involved in a serious car accident, which caused Kim to lose her memory of the last 5 years of her life. In the movie, Paige Collin and her husband Leo are two main characters that played the role of Kim and Krickitt. The car accident occurs when the couple stopped their car at a stop sign on their way home and Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that exact moment, a truck rams into their car from behind and Paige crashed through windshield. Both Leo and Paige were rushed to the hospital and…show more content…
There are various possible causes of this type of amnesia; one of them is oxygen deprivation. This refers to any illness that weakens the oxygen supply to the brain, such as a heart attack or any sever respiratory disease. Another cause of neurological or organic amnesia is a stroke or brain inflammation. In addition, it can also be caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage (bleeding in the area between the skull and brain), some seizure disorders and head injuries (like those that occur in car accidents). Thus, Paige had neurological/organic amnesia as she got amnesia due to a head injury from a car accident. Functional or psychogenic amnesia is caused by an emotional shock such as being the victim of a brutal crime, sexual abuse and child abuse. Fundamentally, any unbearable life event that causes extreme psychological stress and internal dispute could be the cause of functional or psychogenic…show more content…
Nevertheless, psychotherapy might be effective for selected patients while hypnosis is also a very effective way of recollecting memories that have been forgotten. Whatever method of treatment/therapy is used, family support is very crucial in helping a patient with amnesia get better. In “The Vow”, after Paige was release from the hospital, she was going to go back to her parent’s house (as she remembered her parents after the amnesia) when Leo came in and played her a voice message in which she sounds very happy with their marriage. Thus, Paige decides to go home with Leo hoping that it will help her recall her lost memory. The movie portrayed Leo as a very loving and devoted husband who tried his level best to help Paige regain her memories. In order to help her remember, he reminded her of all the romantic moments they had together. In addition, he took Paige to the restaurant where they first met and to the lake where they often went to swim/spend time together. Nevertheless, all these things did not immediately remind Paige of their marriage and time

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