Nothing like Benjamin Button! Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) is a young woman who has her whole life ahead of her. The only problem is, she is unable to age. After being in a terrible car accident, something happened to Adaline and it made her unable to age. She has remained 29 for nearly a century. Adaline had many small relationships, but never allowed herself to become close to anyone because she did not want them knowing her secret. However, Adaline meets a nice, young philanthropist by the name of Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman). Adaline really starts to develop feelings for Ellis and starts to feel loved again and have romance in her life. When Adaline and Ellis start to become closer and closer, something happens that could let Ellis know the secret that Adaline has. Adaline is now faced with making a hard decision that could really change her life.
The Age Of Adaline was a movie that I did not have all that much interest in. I left the theatre very surprised because it was a lot better than I expected. I thought the storyline was going to be very similar to The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, but it was different. This movie took a chance on an odd premise that kind of grabbed my attention and I think they pulled it off pretty well. The Age Of Adaline is a movie that is not perfect by any means, but it is definitely a movie that you will be able to watch and enjoy. If you are looking for a movie that is not too long and is something that you will enjoy, I think The Age Of Adaline is a movie that might fit what you are looking for.
The cast we see in The Age Of Adaline is pretty neat. I thought Blake Lively was at the top of her game with her performance in this. This is definitely a lead role for her that she will surprise everyone with. I thought that she did an excellent job with what she was given and pulled it off. Blake Lively has never really had her breakout role. I really think The Age Of Adaline is really going to help her get more lead roles like this. I’ve mostly seen her featured in things and now that she was given this lead, she took it and ran with it. Even Harrison Ford showed up for a little while and he was pretty great. I really enjoyed watching him on-screen. Harrison Ford was probably my favorite in this entire movie. He is just the man and I love most things he does.
While The Age Of Adaline can be a bit dull at moments, its great acting and interesting story-line keep you interested and look away from the dull moments. While Blake Lively finally gave her breakout role in The Age Of Adaline, I don’t think this movie is one that everyone will enjoy. If you are not a fan of romantic drama’s, this is probably a movie that you will want to stay away from. If you are just a big fan of entertainment, this movie is one that you will surprisingly enjoy. This movie had me surprised the whole time. The premise is definitely ridiculous, there is no doubting that, but this movie did provide me with a great amount of entertainment. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy this movie. I think that this movie was pulled off well.
Overall, The Age Of Adaline is a movie that is not perfect, but is absolutely a movie that a lot of people can enjoy. You see some great acting and an interesting and goofy story-line. This is one you might want to check out sometime.
Grade= B (Good)