The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

(2015)

The world has changed in the last century, Adaline has not.

Romantic fantasy telling the tale of Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) - possessor of eternal youth, remaining 29 years old over the course of the 20th century. She leads a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. Co-stars Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.

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Blake Lively is one of those actresses whose career has always seemed slightly ahead of her talent. Nobody came out of Green Lantern or Savages smelling like roses, but Lively in particular seemed out of her depth in both movies. Which is why it is worth noting how good she is in this new fantasy romance. In playing a character lost in time, who inspires devotion in almost everyone she meets, Lively actually steps up to the plate. Her timeless appearance buoys the ethereal quality her character is supposed to project, and Lively pulls it off.... More

Game of Thrones fans who still resent Michael Huisman for replacing Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis won't be able to resist the actor's charms here – he plays gently off Lively, and together they generate decent chemistry. Harrison Ford delivers his mellowest performances in ages in a supporting role. Maybe he has finally emerged from the bad mood that seemed to dominate his acting over the last two decades. Just in time for Star Wars.

The Age of Adaline makes minor gestures towards texturing its romantic flavour, but those gestures are ultimately superseded by its whole-hearted embracing of fate and other squishy notions. Stay far away if romantic movies bother you. For everyone else, this very much delivers on its earnest intentions.Hide


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BY Dan-Thompson superstar

Such a boring film. Lively seems sweet, but not for the right reasons. You can see that she's trying her best, she even puts on an accent, but you are forever reminded that she's acting. The narration is excessive. The film tries to explain away the set-up rather than show it. The pay off isn't worth the rush.


BY Gaspardation superstar

So wooden and pretentious. Totally waste the time setting. Worst of the year.


BY flapper123 superstar

I do like historical mysteries especially when it has to do with the early 20th century, which is about where this story was based. How one woman through an accident suddenly becomes ageless and changing names become second nature to her as the decades pass.

I found this movie quite moving, perhaps its the manner and traits from those lost years that enables Adeline to draw strength and allow it to flow through the following decades of her life. Adeline is eventually restored to natural... More process, after another accident.

The actress who played the daughter Fleming did a great job with this character.

It is a beautiful film and I highly recommend it to those people who have not seen it.Hide


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75% of critics recommend.
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  • A tale of lasting love, of years of devotion and prolonged separation, with a frisson of the miraculous. It also has a pseudo-scientific twist that involves sparks – a lightning bolt, to be precise. And a comet. Full Review

  • Never mind that the story is far fetched, the film engages largely due to a winning central performance by Blake Lively... Full Review

  • Has just enough pixie dust that it ought to find a fan base among romantic types. Full Review

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