Monday, April 13, 2015

The Age of Adaline


Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Anthony Ingruber , Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford

After 29 year old widow Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) is involved in a car accident and is struck by lightning in 1937, she stops aging. As her daughter Flemming is growing up, it becomes apparent Adaline is not aging. Close encounters with police and FBI agents make Adaline suspicious her secret will be discovered and she goes on the run. Using her independent wealth she is able to move about her San Francisco adopting new identities to hide agelessness. Fearing discovery she avoids emotional detachment until she meets Ellis (Michiel Huisman) and starts to question her self-imposed exile from life, love and all its charms. When she meets an old man called William Jones (Harrison Ford), a guest at a 40-year wedding anniversary party, he seems to recognise her. Will Adaline live for ever ? Well you will need to see the movie to find out Good performances in this engaging and feel-good movie which is hard to dislike.