After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
User Reviews: Mrs. Shullivan and I sat down to relax and watch a film that would allow us to escape the tragedies of the world events, U.S.A. political campaigning and the high cost of living. Our choice of film for this afternoon was the Age of Adaline. We were not disappointed. The fantasy/romance film Age of Adaline stars Blake Lively as Adaline who was perfect as the ageless 29 year old beauty who through what is described as a scientific phenomena combined with a horrific car accident survives what would otherwise have lead to her sudden death. Adaline realizes that she has miraculously been frozen in time at the age of 29 and through the forthcoming decades she will remain ageless to the point that her only child a daughter named Flemming, will continue to age to the point where daughter must introduce herself as Adaline’s grandmother to the current love of her life in the 21st century.
Adaline eventually lets down her guard when she runs in to her lovers parents and this light hearted family exchange of past events through a board game of Trivial Pursuit rekindles old memories of an earlier romance that occurred four decades earlier. Of course we the audience have to let our imagination run wild and give praise to both the screenwriter and director who pull off this chain of events in a most intriguing movie experience.
Adaline’s most current love Ellis Jones is played by Michiel Huisman who when approached by his father William Jones played by the legendary actor Harrison Ford with the question "Why do you love her?" Ellis responds with something like this "because I just don’t understand who she is". Father William then throws the keys to his car to his son Ellis and acknowledges that his son’s love is true and he needs to go after her before he loses her as other past lovers have lost her over the decades.
Adaline has been running from her past for several decades and has been successful in keeping her secret life of longevity between herself and her aging daughter Flemming played by Ellen Burstyn. The ending of some other interesting fantasy films fall flat in the films ending, but such is not the case with this film. Mrs. Shullivan and I really enjoyed the film and we were happy with the way the film ended. I give the film an 8 out of 10 rating and have already queued this film in to my "Must Watch Again" bin. You will not be disappointed.