Movie Reviews: 'The Age Of Adaline'
By Jacob Fisher
The Age of Adaline
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew
The story is simple. A young woman named Adaline Bowman (played by Blake Lively) gets into an accident. But this wasn’t like any other accident. Through this accident Adaline Bowman gets a thing some would consider a blessing and others would consider a curse. That thing is the ability to never age. Now this throws her whole life into a huge mixing bowl. While she watch everybody around her grow up including her daughter Flemming (played by Ellen Burstyn) she can’t help but feel alone in the world. Over the years she had to move to different places and run away from relationships before they even start. But one day on New Year’s at a party she meets a man by the Ellis Jones (played by Michiel Huisman) Now the question of the century is will this just be a getaway or will she finally stop running and face the music?
Blake Lively gives a fantastic performance. You could feel the loneliness and hopelessness coming off her. I don’t know about anyone else but loneliness is probably the worst feeling in the world. And Blake Lively shows this perfectly. Ellen Burstyn was really underused. You could feel the love between her and Blake Lively that span over centuries. Michiel Huisman also gives a fanatic performance. His chemistry with Blake Lively was one that jumped off the screen. Harrison Ford was really underuse but he stole whatever scene he was in.
The story is somewhat original which is refreshing. I love the fact that they covered age because it’s such a divide topic. Many people will love to never age but other people would consider watching everybody around you grow up as you stay the same a curse. I’m split myself on the topic but I can see why people would go one way or the other. In closing, the story is interesting with great performances.
RATING: 4/5 Stars.
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