The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

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The Age of Adaline

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.

2015Rating: M, Sexual references113 minsUSA
DramaFantasyRomance
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Thoroughly ludicrous, thoroughly enjoyable romantic drama.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lively is an odd screen presence - somehow both warm and cold, accessible and recessive.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A good reminder that love, even when it's complicated or painful or doesn't last, is a whole lot better than immortality.

0

Not Lively

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.

2.0
0

Worst romance film

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

1.0
0

Age of Adeline

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...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Thoroughly ludicrous, thoroughly enjoyable romantic drama.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Lively is an odd screen presence - somehow both warm and cold, accessible and recessive.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A good reminder that love, even when it's complicated or painful or doesn't last, is a whole lot better than immortality.

0

Not Lively

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.

2.0
0

Worst romance film

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

1.0
0

Age of Adeline

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...

4.0
0