I do like Blake Lively as an actress. I heard of The Age of Adaline early on, and I was intrigued by the idea. Immorality is a very fascinating idea I think anyway.
The story begins in the very early 20th century with the birth of Adaline Bowman. She lives a normal life, gets married, and gives birth to a daughter. However her husband dies in a tragic accident, and not long after she gets in a car crash. The crash lands her in the middle of a freakish storm that should have killed her, but to her luck she manages to walk way and recover. She isn’t aware of it for a few years, but she begins to realize that she doesn’t age at all. As the decades roll by, it gets harder for her to hide this fact to the rest of the world.
Afraid of becoming a lab experiment, Adaline runs away from her life but she still keeps a relationship with her daughter. By the 21st century, she’s changed her name to Jenny Larson, and her daughter looks like she could be her great-grandmother. Still paranoid about the world finding out, she keeps moving every decade. But she later meets a man named Ellis Jones, who might be the only reason for her to stay in one place.
One of the reasons I didn’t see it in theaters was because critics were a little mixed on this one. But I liked the movie a good bit. The story could have had a better point, and some more realism, but I can’t complain a lot. I think the character of Ellis could have been a little better, as you really don’t understand why they love each other that severely. Harrison Ford has a major role in the film as well, and he and Blake Lively were really good in this movie. Not even close to the greatest film of 2015, but I think it should of had a better critical reaction.