The Age of Adaline
Adaline Marie Bowman was born on January 1, 1908 and she lived a normal life, until one night she got into a car accident, her heart stopped and lightening struck, literally. Her heart started and something happened to her body so that she never agaed another day. .SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD DEAL RIGHT? WELL, AS THE LOVELY BLAKE LIVELY SHOWS US IN THIS AGE DEFYING DRAMA, IT’S NOT A GREAT AS IT SOUNDS. ADALINE HAS SPENT HER LIFE ON THE RUN, DISAPPEARING EVERY DECADE OR SO, AND REAPPEARING WITH A NEW IDENTIY. HER DAUGHTER, PLAYED BY ELLEN BURSTYN, IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO KNOWS HER SECRET. that is until AGAINST HER BETTER JUDGEMENT ADALINE BEGINS S RELATIONSHIP WITH MICHIEL HUISMAN’S "ELLIS." AND GOES HOME WITH HIM TO MEET HIS PARENTS, Played by Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker. Turn's out Harrison's "William" is an old flame of Adaline's from the 60, and he never got over her. Now, Adaline is faced with another fight or flight situation as she tries to keep her secret hidden from her former lover and his son.
IN AN AGE WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET A JOB IF YOU AREN’T YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, THE AGE OF ADALINE HELPS GIVE ANOTHER PROSPECTIVE ON THE COST OF PERPETUAL YOUTH. I’M STILL NOT CONVINCED THAT NOT LOOKING OLDER IS A BAD THING, after all, I've spent a lot of money on anti-aging products. LIVELY PORTRAYS THE AGELESS ADALINE WITH GRACE AND A VERY NICE CLASSIC WARDROBE. THERE ARE GREAT SUPPORTING PERFORMANCES BY HUISMAN, BURSTYN AND HARRISON FORD. THE AGE OF ADALINE PROBABLY WON’T BE A TIMELESS CLASSIC, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF A TICKET.