The Age of Adaline

{4.5/5} “‘Tell me something I can hold on to forever and never let go.’ ‘Let go.'”

The Age of Adaline, released in 2015

Adaline Bowman doesn’t age, so she has to move every few years, change her name, and restart her life. The FBI caught up with her one time, wanting to run tests on her. She eventually looks younger than her own daughter, and tells her she must introduce her as a friend. Adaline doesn’t allow herself to fall in love — until she does.

It’s about living a life that must be different from everyone else’s.

I liked it a lot. The premise was intriguing and the story unfolded delightfully. It’s a bit like The Odd Life of Timothy Green in that it’s mostly realistic with just one fantasy element.

I think viewers could have figured out what was going on without the narration — that was the only aspect that was a tiny bit annoying.

Stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste & Jesse Forever).

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One Response to “The Age of Adaline”

  1. Dave Switzer Says:

    I watched this movie again — my review would be essentially the same.

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