The Age of Adaline Review – Internal youth. Would you want to be forever young? Like forever…forever?
|Adaline thru the years|
Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was a normal 29 years old lady who had lost her husband and was left with her only daughter. If you think losing her husband was bad enough, her life literally changes after an accident. Her car gets thrown into river and struck by lightning. Adaline was not breathing for over 2 minutes but the lighting and by magic of science is brought back to life with a permanent condition. From that moment on, Adaline stops ageing. She remains as a 29 year old for eight (8) decades. She watch as her daughter, Flemming (Ellen Burstyn) ages. She falls in love but will leave when things get serious because of her condition. All her life she’s been running away, change and adapt her way into the new age-pun intended. Up until one New Year’s Eve where she stumbles upon Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), a philanthropist who ignites her passion for life and unknowingly he is a link to her past. What seems to be an innocent weekend away becomes a crossroads for the truth and a chance for her to decide what she will do with the rest of her life. How will it change her and can this relationship beat the odds?
|Mother and daughter|
Ladies and gentleman, Blake Lively have finally arrived at her defining role in the movie business. She carried this movie through and through. Her beauty is simply timeless while her poise will melt your heart away. One can feel her dilemma when she had to make the choices that she made. Add veteran cast members consisting of Harrison and Ellen, the casting director was spot on this one. The storyline which goes back and forth to Adaline’s past and present was wonderfully captured to make sense of her life. The soothing background music also travels well with the timeline. The storyline might appear slow at times but it was necessary to seize the moment. The Age of Adeline will not win awards for ground-breaking film making, but it does fill a void in this year's celluloid offerings. It is a good, straight forward, romantic journey.
|Life changing reunion...|
In our era of desired eternal youth or the desire to merely appearing young, The Age of Adaline allows the audience to see the curse that this gift can be on anyone's life. I personally would not want to outlive my presence on Earth. Just make use of the time we have here and leave nothing but decent memories for the people who have come across us is good enough, don’t you think?
|Oh Blake.......wai u so pretty???|