Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Age Of Adaline Movie Review

The fantasy romance movie, The Age Of Adaline, grabbed my attention from the first frame and didn't let go. Here's my movie review.
Like the fantasy romance movie genre? I didn't know that I did until I recently watched The Age Of Adaline. And then I watched it again. I was mesmerized by the characters and totally spellbound by the story. The movie grabbed my attention from the first frame and didn't let go. But that's what a fantasy movie, or any good movie, should do, right?

The Story


The movie tells the story of Adaline Bowman (played by actress Blake Lively), born in 1908, who at the age of 29 suffers an accident that renders her "immune to the ravaging of time. She will never age another day." While the thought of never growing older may be appealing, the realities of the situation create circumstances that require Adaline to make major adjustments in her life as the decades pass.

Keeping her secret isn't easy. During her lifetime, Adaline must pass up many close relationships, including the opportunity for true love.

The most important relationship of her life, though, is with her daughter, Flemming (played by Ellen Burstyn). I loved the interaction between the two where the younger actress took on the mothering role to the older actress. The relationship was absolutely convincing and very touching.

Without giving away too much of the story (the trailer gives away much more), I'll just say that during the course of this amazing movie lightning strikes and love prevails.




Who Should Watch This Movie?


If you like romance movies, choose The Age Of Adaline. I wouldn't call it a chick flick, though. In fact, while my husband didn't start out watching with me, he was drawn in by the drama (and Harrison Ford's voice) and enjoyed what he saw.

If you like good drama, a fascinating story, and beautiful actors who bring complex characters to life, give this movie a try. If you're not sure about the fantasy element, give it a chance anyway. Like me, you might be surprised.

The Age Of Adaline is rated PG-13. Nearly 25,000 Amazon reviewers rate the movie 4.4 out of 5 stars. It gets five from me.

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~Susan
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16 comments:

  1. Sounds like an intriguing plot for a movie, Susan. I'll have to check this out.

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    1. The characters/actors really brought the plot to life, Elf. Great story!

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  2. Okay, I know I spend too much time on the computer, when my husband walks in to tell me that this is a great movie. Where was I when he was watching? Thank you Susan Deppner for a great review, he loved it and wants to watch it again, so that really says a lot. Your review certainly helped too!

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    1. That is so funny, Grammie O! It also says a lot about the movie if he wants to watch it again. I hope you enjoy it, too!

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  3. I am sure I would like it. I like time travel and romance movies both. Your description reminded me a little of Somewhere in Time. Will have to look for it. Thanks for the review as I had not heard of it and I like to find good movies. Seems like they have become a rarity.

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    1. I agree about good movies becoming a rarity, Heather. I watch very few movies, but this one's definitely a "keeper."

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    1. Definitely interesting. Hope you'll check it out, LadyNightwave!

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  5. Great review Susan, this is certainly my type of movie. Your review and watching the trailer makes me want to see this one. Thanks!!

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    1. You're welcome, Sam. You really do get a good taste of the flavor of the movie from the trailer. Hope you enjoy it!

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  6. I love your review and perspective on this movie Susan! I saw it a few months ago myself and found it very thought provoking. Like you, I thought the mother & daughter actresses did an excellent job of making everything believable. This statement in your review is spot on: "beautiful actors who bring complex characters to life". I couldn't agree with you more.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. The more I think about each character, the more depth I see. That's why I've enjoyed watching it multiple times. Appreciate your input!

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  7. My husband and I both enjoyed this movie. Your review is spot on!

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  8. this kind of movie is right up my alley, I had no idea that this was the subject matter until reading your review - I have to watch it!

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    1. Hope you get a chance to watch the movie soon, Barbara. I think you'll really like it.

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