SACRED VOW is a low-budget romantic drama that presents a positive, uplifting view on marriage, commitment, family, faith, and fidelity. Meanwhile, a pastor speaks openly about God being able to redeem lying, cheating and lust. The redemptive story follows Doug’s journey rediscovering the importance of his family, his faith and his sacred vow to his wife.
SACRED VOW is an extremely positive movie that conveys many important, biblical truths about romantic and family relationships. It stresses the fact that relationships take hard work, commitment and God most of all. Doug’s infidelity is always portrayed in a negative light, but the story provides redemption for him at the end. This Christian message is hampered by underdeveloped characters, slow pacing and a lack of chemistry in the performances. SACRED VOW relies too heavily on voiceovers to tell viewers Doug and Amber’s emotional journeys, instead of the audience being able to see it firsthand.
The redemptive story follows Doug, who’s been married to Amber for 20+ years, but isn’t happy any more. He isn’t present with Amber or their daughter, Isabel. Instead he spends his time having an affair with the seductive Crystal, who urges him to leave his wife for her.
As the 30 days pass, Doug begins to remember why he fell in love with Amber in the first place. He recalls the faith in God that brought them together and wonders how he could have ever fallen so far. As he realizes the importance of his family, his faith and his wedding vows, he questions whether he should go through with the divorce.
The movie follows two storylines. There was a time when the two were truly happy, but it seems to be long gone.
While negotiating the divorce, Amber holds on to one particular memory of their wedding day. At first, Doug refuses, but ultimately agrees.