Stars: Blake Lively / Michiel Huisman / Harrison Ford /
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Production Companies: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lionsgate, Sierra / Affinity,
Director: Lee Toland Krieger, Susan Lambie,
The Age of Adaline Summary
After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Like Adaline, the film gives the sense of being somewhat uncomfortable in 2015, but while the movie makes a case for romanticizing the past, Adaline's story shows the limitations of detaching yourself from the present.
Lively is appealing, natural and often touching.
Harrison Ford's performance is the big surprise in this otherwise wonky, frequently shambling tall tale.
The conceit endows Lively's regal air of distracted superiority with an intermittent pathos, but the director, Lee Toland Krieger, brings no identifiable perspective, and the screenwriters ... hardly tap a century's worth of material.
This is one of those movies that have you wondering: Long before the actors signed up and the locations were chosen and the sets were built and the filming began, how did someone not say, "Um, we have a big problem with this story"?