By Emily Koehne
Age of Adaline is a film about a woman, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively), who is stuck in a twenty-nine year old’s body for almost eight decades. She has kept this a secret for her entire life, changing her identity and location every decade.
Adaline meets a philanthropist, Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), who causes her to stop avoiding her life and have an interest in love again. When Adaline and Ellis go to meet Ellis’s parents, William Jones (Harrison Ford) and Kathy Jones (Kathy Baker), secrets are uncovered that will change Adaline’s life forever.
The plot of the movie is a unique love story with a classic “happily-ever after” ending. The way Adaline’s age combines with the romance aspect of the movie is executed perfectly.
The actors themselves could have been better. Harrison Ford’s acting foreshadowed and made obvious every upcoming plot point. Blake Lively also could have shown more emotion to connect better with the audience.
On the positive side, Age of Adaline is a family friendly movie that is appropriate for most audiences. However, be aware that younger children might have some trouble understanding the plot.
Age of Adaline is in some ways very cliché, and in other aspects very original. Overall, Age of Adaline is very average, and is not a “must see” movie.