“The Age of Adaline” Indeed Feels Like Ages

“The Age of Adaline”  Indeed Feels Like Ages

Whether it be “13 Going On 30,”  or even “Twilight,” there have been countless movies made which revolve around the themes of time, immortality and of course, love. This type of fantasy isn’t anything new, yet these particular movies still manage to bring something unique to the genre.

“The Age of Adaline,” however, does not. Contrary to Blake Lively’s name, the movie, though with some scatterings of humor, in its entirety is pretty dull.

Early on in the movie, a narrator describes how after being struck by lightning at the age of 29, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) miraculously stopped aging. Every 10 years she changes her identity, and with this, is destined to a life alone.

Since the movie lacked anything remotely captivating, whether this be adventure or well written characters, what’s supposed to be an intriguing and magical concept is executed in a way that’s just depressing.

Through a series of flashbacks intermixed with the present, we see the struggles Adaline has encountered with keeping her condition a secret from the world.

This drags along though until we are finally introduced to some characters who are a bit more lively – the handsome, intellectual, Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman), and Adaline’s spunky daughter (Ellen Burstyn), who has now far surpassed her in age.

Adaline’s many worlds eventually collide, threatening everything she has worked to protect as well as her few relationships. However, this was expected. Throughout the movie I could easily anticipate the coming scene.

Harrison Ford as Ellis’s father as well as the plethora of outfits and hairstyles from various generations worn by Lively were all very charming. But without the humor and without the vampires, the movie summates to dull dialogue and a series of strange yet overly predictable events that leave you unsatisfied.