THE AGE OF ADALINE – Rated PG1

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Rendered ageless after a freak accident many, many years ago. Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) hasn’t aged a day in over 50 years.

Having lived a full life, just not one filled with love after the death of her young husband, Adaline finds herself wanting to live closer to her aging daughter Flemming (Ellen Burstyn), in and attempt to give new meaning to her ageless life,

When Flemming convinces Adaline that she too deserves a life filled with love, it doesn’t take long before a very gorgeous and very single man enters her life by the name of Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), having noticed her from afar.

As Adaline feels herself falling for Ellis, she agrees to meet his family, including his sister Kikki (Amanda Crew), his mother Kathy (Kathy Baker), and his father, astronomer William Jones (played by Harrison Ford).

Everyone’s world seems to be turned upside down when Adaline realizes that William may have been an important person in her life many years ago, thus putting a strain on her relationship with Ellis, and between William and his wife of 40 years.

Running like she has always done when a situation becomes to uncomfortable to talk about, Adaline has to come to terms with her immortality and the fact that she loves Ellis like no other man she has ever known…

I give the Age of Adaline a 3 out of 5 Stars: You can’t feel too sorry for Adaline Bowman, a.k.a. Blake Lively, as in this film she has been granted the gift all women wish for – ANTI-AGING! And she is paired with the very talented and exceptionally handsome Huisman, so that’s no so bad either. But, there happen to be a few flaws within this film too. Like the fact that the voice over during the film gives you the sense that you are watching an episode of the TWILIGHT ZONE, which totally takes away from it’s romantic appeal, and parts of it seemed to drag on, and on, and on for absolutely no reason at all. Lively gives a good performance as the main character, and Burstyn, Ford and Huisman give adequate performances too, but even with the acting prowess of these experienced actors, something significant seems to be missing from this film. I didn’t hate it, parts of it were lovely, but I didn’t LOVE IT either, even though I was so hoping I would. Sadly, I have a feeling that THE AGE OF ADALINE will not be LONG LIVED at the box office once we get past this weekend’s debut…

Kathy Kaiser