What integrity can look like…

You guys have figured out, by now, how much I love movies. I would hope that, by now, you guys have also caught on to how passionate Chw and I are about marriage and saving/restoring marriages. As a sidenote, most people who read my blog know that I used to work the entertainment junket scene and have had the privileged of interviewing a good variety of celebrities… So-  
This past weekend I had the chance to see The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum. Let me back up a bit though. Roughly a month ago I read about the amazing real-life story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter- whom the film was inspired by. Last week I caught Rachel McAdams on Ellen and found myself thoroughly impressed with how she continued to direct her answers back to Kim & Krickitt instead of simply promoting the film. That stuck with me, Saturday, as I watched The Vow
I left the film with definite mixed feelings. There were things I loved, and things I didn’t. It was hard to examine it from an entertainment standpoint, knowing just a bit of the truth behind it’s inspiration. What I did know was that so much was changed, and it made me really sad. {But, my 22 year old son was my date for the night and he loved it and wanted to cry- so there ya go.}
This morning I was blessed with the most amazing introduction to Valentines Day possible- I interviewed Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. I have to say, they are amazingly kind people to humor my blubbering and crying. I was about as unprofessional as I could have been, but that’s ok. Their story has moved and inspired me so much. That their marriage was impacted as it was- and they CHOSE to move through it because they had made a vow- just moves me. {And, let the record state- I was far more starstruck by the two of them than any celebrity.} 
I am going to post a little bit more about my interview with the Carpenters tomorrow, but I just really wanted to take a minute- in relation to the film, to summarize something they said to me…
“Hollywood is Hollywood. We knew their would be changes but we really do love the movie. We thought Channing and Rachel did an amazing job. We know how hard they worked to get to know us and study us, and learn how we are. They tell our story, spot on, in that way…” 
I have a new respect for actors. Specifically, for these two. At the end of the day, it’s a job. They do what they are told. Whether it is a true to life scene or not, they act it out because that’s what they are being paid to do. They went beyond their job, and still are in the PR for the film. What a beautiful gift, from them, to feel so strongly about telling the truth… 
I totally need to rewatch The Vow… Have you seen it? What did you think? 
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