Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was leading a perfectly normal life when a car accident started a string of unlikely events that stopped her from aging.
As the years rolled by, Adaline’s daughter, Flemming (Ellen Burstyn), became a senior citizen with the hopes that her mother would one day come live with her and take care of her. Very strange.
In her 107th year, Adaline was growing tired of moving and not having a true love who she could grow old with. All the men she fell in love with….she had to leave. This year was no exception as Adaline met, and fell in love with, Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), knowing full well that at some point she would have to leave. But she was tired of running so maybe this love would be different….maybe.
While visiting Ellis’s parents…..fate intervened.
Ellis’ father, William Jones (Harrison Ford), was Adaline’s first true love. He was going to propose but she left him. 40 years later he is married with children (that sounds familiar) and…he knows who she is.
“The Age of Adaline” starts out really slowly but builds until the viewer is hooked. We learn that staying young forever is not all it’s cracked up to be. Blake Lively is wonderful in the starring role: Certainly the best looking 107 year old ever! Kids, teens, and young adults won’t like it. The over 40 or 50 crowd will understand and empathize.
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