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The Age of Adaline (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

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Lee Toland Krieger

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J. Mills Goodloe (screenplay by), Salvador Paskowitz (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Adaline Bowman
Michiel Huisman ... Ellis Jones
Harrison Ford ... William Jones
Ellen Burstyn ... Flemming
Kathy Baker ... Kathy Jones
Amanda Crew ... Kikki Jones
Lynda Boyd ... Regan
Hugh Ross Hugh Ross ... Narrator
Richard Harmon ... Tony
Fulvio Cecere ... Cab Driver
Anjali Jay ... Cora
Hiro Kanagawa ... Kenneth
Peter J. Gray ... Clarence James Prescott (as Peter James Grey)
Izabel Pearce ... Flemming (Age 5) (as Izabel A. Pearce)
Cate Richardson ... Flemming (Age 20)
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Storyline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.

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A magical love story that stretches across time and space. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a suggestive comment | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adaline See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,203,458, 26 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,478,175, 28 June 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The joke told by Ellis has a few interpretations as to what the punchline means. One interpretation is the acceptance and then questioning of the absurdity. The teller asks the listener to accept the absurdity of a horse who can talk, bat, and field. The punchline then points out the absurdity of a horse who can't pitch. Another interpretation is the connection to horseshoes. In the game, to throw a horseshoe is called pitching, and how could a horse pitch his own shoes? Either way, it really is a terrible joke as Adaline points out. See more »

Goofs

In the car trouble scene with the MGA, the script should have read, "you'll run down the battery". It is doubtful a driver could directly "flood the engine" of any MG, or other Brit of this vintage or earlier, and likely later. The twin carburetors are constant velocity SUs, not Rochester Quads. You can flood the engine attached to a Rochester by pumping the gas pedal. Constant velocity carburetors like these, having no accelerator pump, cannot flood the engine unless there is an internal fault with the carburetors or float bowls. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: On December 31, 2014, a taxicab traveled through San Francisco, from Chinatown to Marin. The car carried a single passenger: a woman, her birth name Adaline Bowman, current alias Jennifer Larson. This is the first and last chapter of her story.
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Let's Trip the Light Fantastic
Written by Chris Walden
Performed by Chris Walden Big Band
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A beautiful glimpse into eternity
11 June 2015 | by scottshak_111See all my reviews

The Age of Adaline if not great, is a good movie that skims romance gorgeously. The concept though a mere fantasy is brought to life with a scientific outlook and a background narration that doesn't properly explore the how. The theme of the movie is romance and it tries to stay on it with Lee Toland Krieger's beautiful direction. The drama is great to watch owing to exceptional performances packed in by Harrison Ford and Blake Lively.

In the beginning things are a little mediocre, with the far-fetched concept and the narration that often returns at unwanted moments, where the director tries to show the past through a black and white film Adaline is looking at and tries to milk the resemblance. However, it becomes an exercise in futility and you wish the narration to just stop as it skims unnecessarily into the diegetic territory. But soon the story resumes its right course with the introduction of Ellis Jones played by Michiel Huisman. The spark that he brings with him complements Adaline well and the story gallops into something from nothing.

The moment Harrison Ford is introduced into the story the flick's luster refurbishes itself completely. Melodrama becomes grave and the tale becomes a tad dark. However, it soon gets wobbled up by mediocrity once again and Fordism disappears eventually.

What stops this movie from being great is its screenplay. There aren't many lines that explore profundity. Also, unlike David Fincher's dark aftermath, this movie doesn't explore the many phases of time. There is so much poetry to a woman that cannot age, and all goes to waste since Krieger was too busy exploring romance, and fails to milk the concept enough. What could have been a literally orgastic flick drenched in poetry, dies down into a bleak love story confined to a woman quandary.


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