After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived 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 reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his pa...more
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived 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 reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
“Everything about Age of Adaline is forgettable aside from Harrison Ford. ”
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Some films are so gorgeous on performances that you can't stop wondering how good the film would look had it gotten it's other elements right as well. Similar is the case with the Age of Adaline.
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively), as per the narrative was born in 1908. A gorgeous young woman that she was at 29, an accident killed her and a scientific miracle resurrected her to life. As a result of this miracle, Adaline stops aging. So while the world is growing older, Adeline still looks like her 29 year old self. There of course is a complicated scientific explanation of the same.
At 45, Adaline becomes the subject of suspicion of the cops who figure the difference between her age and looks. With no option left, Adaline leaves her daughter Flemming and moves to another city to stay off the radar of suspicion. She keeps moving every few years to avoid any suspicion.
However, this course ends when she meets the handsome Ellis Jones (Michiel Wuisman) on a New Years eve. despite of trying to resist this, they fall in love and Flemming encourages her mother to confess the truth and live happily rather than running around.
Giving this relationship a chance, Adaline and Ellis head to the latter's home to celebrate his parents' 40th anniversary. Enter William Jones (Harrison Ford), Ellis' father and Adaline's old love.
Of awkward moments, of sense of betrayal, of sense mystery unknown goes a tale of love, awaiting miracles.
After all this beauty too, the film will make you yawn. It's slow and dragged with an excessive case of nostalgia and perturbed story telling. May the plot could've been made more interesting than a linear point of interest, taking inspiration from the likes of Benjamin Button.
But full marks to Blake Lively for living it up as the elegant, gracious and the timeless Adaline. Wuisman will keep you drooling and Ford will make an impact that is meant to last. The film has many beautiful instances and some lovely lessons of love.