Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) is a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love.
When I heard about this film the first thing that came to mind was Forever Young starring Mel Gibson but the “non aging” is the only somewhat similar detail. There isn’t this strung out story that will leave you hanging. What the film does is give you an experience. It allows you to emotionally connect with the Adaline character in a way that I like while watching a movie. I started to ask myself “How would I feel if I couldn’t age?”. It would be both a blessing and a curse and that’s the exact feeling that Lively was able to give the viewer. The film set up the plot fairly quickly which was good and I really loved the narration to it. It was practically like the film was someone was telling us her story and there was something about that I appreciated. It got a tad bit weird and awkward when she ended up meeting a man and he introduced her to his parents but if you take anything away from this film it’s that love can overcome any obstacles that gets in its way and sometimes seizing the moment is all that matters. The final scene of the film is truly gratifying and definitely worth it. I loved this film a lot and I will admit that I didn’t think I would so I totally suggest watching this movie and putting yourself in the scenario that Adaline is in and I can guarantee that you will connect with her. 9/10
A Love Story for the Ages – A BTS feature that is quite good with interviews from the cast and crew.
Style Throughout the Ages – This feature takes a look at the production design side of the film and trying to capture different time periods.
Discovering Young Harrison Ford: Anthony Ingruber, A YouTube Sensation – A look at the young man that looks and sounds a lot like Harrison Ford.
Deleted Scenes – Not many scenes here but still worth checking out.