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Plot: A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.
Runtime: 112 mins Release Date: 24 Apr 2015
A Career Best Performance by Blake Lively (by rannynm)
The Age of Adaline was not something I expected to love so much. The idea of tampered aging wasn't anything new to me and I wasn't excited to see another modern love story. But I found myself severely invested in this movie. There were times I completely forgot to jot notes down in my notebook...for there weren't any. This film is one of the best American romantic dramas to come along in a while. Starring Blake Lively, in a career best performance, The Age of Adaline is a beautiful movie in all aspects. It is Shakespearean in nature. It deals with love in a supernatural context, <more>
of which the inexplicable remains unexplained, for its outcome is all that matters to us.The movie is about a woman who develops the ability to never age. The film focuses on her, almost as a metaphorical character study, on how the major events and emotions of her life are stifled and affected by her condition. Her daughter grows older than her. She avoids love for fear of loss. And, she's always on the move. Attachment is her fear, yet one day, a man comes around and things start to change.In a wonderful and scene stealing performance, Harrison Ford gives his best and most inspired performance since 42. For some, it may be strange seeing Ford not in his typical action-star tough guy. But, his acting in this film is nonetheless affecting, subtle, and impressive. Alongside him, stealing the show is my beloved Ellen Burstyn. She is simply sublime in everything she does and nothing changes here. She steals every scene she's in, even getting me to choke up in the final scene, as her ability to pass along emotion with a look of the eyes is an unmatched ability amongst this generation of film actors. I am also impressed with Lee Toland Kreiger's direction and story- telling ability. He doesn't fall into any clichés with flashback storytelling in a romantic drama. He doesn't present us with every explanation in the beginning. Instead, he associates certain memories with the situation presented so that Adaline's character is presented as the film goes on. As a result, we learn more about her and get to know her better over time.The opening exposition montage is most impressive as well. The voice-over of Hugh Ross provides an objective, controlled, and undistilled narration of Adaline's early life and events leading up to the film. He comes in throughout the film as well, providing a nostalgic overtone that comforts us in a way, communicating objectivity so that we understand essential events and plot points.Lastly, and most importantly, this film, like any film, is geared towards a certain audience. Someone who's into Rambo and Terminator may not like this film as much as someone into The Notebook or Blue Valentine. So if you're reading this wondering if you'll like it or not, I tell you the kind of taste for a film like this is unique and not for everyone. And with that, I happily award this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 to 18. It is playing in theaters now. Enjoy.Reviewed by Willie J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. For more youth reviews go to kidsfirst dot org.
This movie was absolutely stunning in every way! Blake Lively does a fantastic job of portraying the main character with how she talks, her body language, her responses to things/situations while also having a slight essence of a modern woman as well. How it would feel if a person had to go through life, constantly lying to people she cared about, not getting too close to people, running away from relationships, seeing her own Daughter grow older. Basically never being able to fully enjoy her life, just existing! I've watched Blake Lively in other movies, TV shows and I have to say her <more>
performance in this role is by far her best. I was totally fascinated by this storyline, especially with the flashbacks anyone who's a lover of history will enjoy that part and although it has been criticized that it had narration, I actually thought that was a good idea-the narration part is what helped viewers understand her life, otherwise we'd be guessing and drawing our own conclusions or wondering. Most of us go through life, occasionally wishing for some years back...this movie does a great job at getting it across that it would not necessarily be better to go through life, never ageing. All the people you care about that would outlive you, it would be heartbreaking and is ultimately no life to live, if you can never get close to anyone. It is far better to live a life that can be fully enjoyed and appreciated, without ever having to hold back...and of course to grow old with the ones you love. Michiel Huisman also played his part very well too, the part where he just accepts the news near the end is as it should be from someone who truly loves a person, accept them for who they are. In all honesty, I cannot fault this movie in any way, brilliant storyline, amazing cast and a perfect ending! All in all, very touching and heartwarming 10/10
A great movie for those who are aging. (by AdultAudienceMember)
Let's look at the criticisms.It's unoriginal. Seriously, when was the last time you saw an original film? There are only about 6 themes possible.Lack of emotional range of the main character. She is from a by-gone age and she is emotionally mature. As you age, you stop acting like a hysteronic teenager. Predictable? Not so much.Adeline suffers the emotional losses of aging while not getting to look forward to the peace that mature adults know will eventually come our way. She is forced, by her chromosomes, to survive but not to enjoy life. She is stuck with the inability to have a <more>
relationship that enjoys the journey from youth and vitality to age and the mutual fade to black. She benefits from the gift of perspective that comes only with age. She also suffers from the gift of perspective in that she knows what will happen in the lives of others.As they say in Texas, this isn't her first rodeo. And it's a rodeo that lacks an ending.Until.......
Cast chosen are all well suited to the characters; they performed as if the story was theirs to share ~ A love story that will test the assumptions of viewers. Enjoyable, well acted, well done. A plausible plot supported by characters and settings that make plausible more than probable. Our preview audience appeared surprised at the chance to see a great cast in a simple story of love. Laughter because Harrison Ford holds a mirror to the lives of the audience, and we see ourselves. Blake Lively never gives us a hint of deviation from her assumed promise. Lots of historical fact that interests <more>
rather than bores the mind, and never obscures the journey we're following with the characters. Michiel Huisman plays innocence with persistence, grace, and a smile; we laugh and cheer him on. Ellen Burstyn plays a subtle catalyst role. Kathy Baker always seems to pull the characters together, and none of the cast can take away our interest from the science and character of Adaline. I'll see it again, in the theater for the larger than life characters. Thanks crew, staff, and actors.
I have been looking forward to this film because of the story line. There are so many things to like about it - the flashbacks are well done and so believable. The costumes are so fun to watch. I do not think I have seen Blake Lively act before and I was clearly entranced by her performance. She carries the film so well and is so quiet and well done. I liked the actors - Michaeil Haisman is gorgeous and believable. Harrison Ford - so happy to see him in a movie again - and he is also believable as the father of Ellis. Elen Burnstyn is delightful. This story could have been presented in such a <more>
different manner - director Lee Toland Kreiger got it, and it is beautiful story-telling. I love the last scene.
My initial interest in the movie wasn't very high from the previews but the offer of a free screening lead me to study the preview a little more. I decided to order the free tickets if they were still available in my area. I was blessed to get 2 tickets. I was pleasantly surprised with the film throughout and my friend enjoyed it also. I liked it so well that I plan to buy the bluray when it comes out. I like to collect nice romances for future reviewing. I initially thought a few characters didn't look much like their parents but as the movie played out it was not a problem for me. <more>
Their acting was so good I could over look that. Blake Lively did an excellent acting job in the movie. I was impressed with Harrison Ford's acting in the movie. In summary I enjoyed the movie very much. I enjoyed the clean crisp time period photography. I would consider this a good date movie.
Already drawn to the premise of this film, I had high expectations of it, and was particularly interested in seeing Blake Lively in the lead role as a 107 year old eternally young woman. From only seeing her work in Gossip Girl, which was adequate but not particularly memorable, I was keen to see what her acting range was like. Not only did Lively impress me, but the film did also, surpassing my expectations. The Age of Adaline is not only visually beautiful, props to cinematographer David Lanzenberg but the story is also. Yes, this is a romance film, but the evocative story raises <more>
questions from the viewer about life, death, and love. Michiel Huisman is great in his role as a sensitive romantic who yearns to be close to and understand Adaline - well done to the writers for creating a male romantic lead who isn't unrealistically perfect and cliché. Harrison Ford impressed me greatly, especially in his scenes with Lively, so much so that I was brought to tears through a mere look. Ellen Burstyn as Flemming provided a charming voice of reason for the protagonist. The score was also wonderfully done, making the emotional scenes all the more powerful, and the costume designer did very well in allowing the audience to fill in the time blanks without knowing the era through the narrated dates. Overall, a beautifully crafted film with a wonderful story and powerful performances that will completely captivate the viewers.
The acting in this I cannot fault, though Adeline has a very low range of emotions given the material, her demure persona is a sign of the times in which she was raised. Perhaps it was the stiff upper lip if the early 20th century? I have never seen the male lead and he suited his part well.I watched this with my mother and daughters sobbing continued on both sides with both generations for different reasons, but both centred around loss . I felt torn, suitably watching this with both generations, as to what part of the film affected me most. Those with children and aging parents will <more>
understand when viewing this. The soundtrack was beautiful and the song played during the most emotive scenes is both beautiful and haunting enough for me to seek it out. A beautiful movie, which is a little in the fantasy realm in its explanation behind the mortality/immortality aspect which makes it almost fairy tale like, but beautifully executed, and gorgeously told. See it with your mother or daughter, or like I did, both! Take your tissues!
Just Enjoy This Emotional Tapestry As It Is Woven (by georgebaldwin-07903)
This movie touched me personally at a number of levels, because I lived in San Francisco, "the one that got away" looked a lot like B.L. and my very happy marriage is like the one H.F. portrays. I found B.L. hauntingly beautiful, and this story a tapestry of feelings unfolding; especially her surrender versus flight. Her encounter with H.F. from out of her past is powerful for both characters. And I thought the resolution of her immortality was quite a pleasant surprise that made me smile after being teary-eyed most of the movie. The last few minutes of the movie are especially <more>
beautiful if you are a romantic like me. This is a sweet movie that you will really enjoy.