If the idea of eternal youth has always seemed appealing to you, this film will sober you up quickly: Age of Adaline is a wonderful tale about the power of love – and a killer sense of fashion
What’s it about? A young woman (Blake Lively) is rendered ageless by a curious accident. Her eternal life is complicated when, after years of leading a solitary life, she meets a very special man (Michiel Huisman),
What’s it really about? There’s nothing more desirable than growing old with the person you love.
- You’re looking for a beautiful romance to watch on your own, with your girlfriends or on a date
- It even makes a good pick for family night because of the story with Adaline’s daughter
- You love modern fairy tales such as Pushing Daisies or Penelope: Age of Adaline even has a narrator
- You appreciate a nice and mellow soundtrack: Age of Adaline includes songs by contemporary artists (“Start Again” by Elena Tonra) as well as classic songs such as “Simple Twist of Fate” by Bob Dylan, or “Since I don’t have you” by The Skyliners
- You’re a fan of Blake Lively: she is phenomenal in this film. She plays Adaline as a heartbreakingly vulnerable, yet incredibly strong woman that is very easy to relate to in spite of her unusual circumstances. And yes, she looks stunning in every scene and outfit
- Speaking of outfits: the wardrobe in Age of Adaline is breathtaking. As we follow the character through the years, her look, curiously, is always timeless and elegant
Most memorable quote: “All these years you’ve lived, but never had a life” – William
Most memorable scene: Ellis comes to the library where Adaline works to bring her flowers…a very special kind of flowers.
Where can I watch? Age of Adaline is available for streaming on Netflix Mexico, Colombia and Brazil and available for rent on Maxdome, iTunes and Amazon.
Age of Adaline (2015): Directed by Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste & Jesse forever); running-time 1h 52mins.; Blake Lively (Gossip Girl, Savages), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Nashville), Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones, Star Wars).