Age of Adaline reminds us that we’re all human.
The Lionsgate movie features Adaline Bowman, a youthful 29 year old woman, who has stopped aging as time keeps passing on.
The movie is filled with flashbacks from her time spanning nearly 80 to 100 years.
While we’re sure Lively does not want to be seen in her Gossip Girl Serena Van der Woodsen role that we all know and love, she didn’t exactly choose a new role that strays away from the fashion-studded popular high schooler.
Adaline wears beautiful gowns, similar to Serena’s previous life. The never-aging woman even attends a New Year’s Eve “party,” and who’s to say that Gossip Girl wasn’t in the midst of the event?
Yet throughout the movie, Lively’s acting is on point. She conveys everything that we could ever want from a beautiful, 29 year old model who never ages.
We can’t really say the same for her co-star Michiel Huisman. Huisman plays rich (and ever so lucky to come into his “fortune) do-gooder who wants to basically save the world with all of his riches.
There are several corny and awkward scenes, all with his presence. From sharing a horrible joke with Lively, to the awkward moments he shares with his own family, the actor seems like a n00b.
Yet it’s the awkward scenes that make the movie laughable. We must say, as the movie progresses, there are more appealing emotions.
The turning point is when Lively’s dog suddenly dies. It’s a defining moment in the movie when not only is she reflecting on her life, but the audience realizes her struggles of living forever.
We looked him on iMDb and could only find one or two notable roles in previous films; so it makes sense why he lacks the same talent Lively and even Harrison Ford somewhat share.
Oh yes, Mr. Ford.
Ford’s role is not be overlooked by the spotlighted blonde. His acting make us believe that he Lively’s role is actually real. He makes you believe he once loved and lost; and his role also reminds us how “human” we all are with our emotions and our own stories of romance.
If I didn’t know any better, Ford escaped his Indiana Jones days (yet he can still pull the role off as the studio just announced a fifth sequel in the making). Lively still has a couple years until she can let the private-school days go (and that stank from the Green Lantern).
Adaline’s daughter, played by Ellen Burstyn, reminds us about motherhood through Adaline’s care throughout the ages. Despite Adaline aging, she’s always reminded of her daughter and puts family before anything and anyone. It’s a theme throughout the movie, and one that we should all live by.
The plot line overall is different from any other movie to have ever existed. It’s a love story, but the movie’s overall theme that you should “live your life” is important as Lively constantly lives life on the run.
The movie overall is worth seeing with your bae. Both men and women adore Lively; and if not Lively, then Mr. Ford.
Age of Adaline hits theaters April 24th in a theater near you.
Lively still needs a couple more years, but the movie overall is a great transition from her Gossip Girl days.7
Acting score 6
Story score 9
Music & SFX score 6