Thelongestfilm.com – Age of Adaline. Staying young is something that most women really want, except for Adaline Bowman. The reason is that he is trapped in the body of a 29-year-old woman. This happened after he rose again from the dead in 1937.
At that time, Adaline had an accident that killed her, but a lightning strike brought her back to life and stopped her aging process.
The life story of a woman who cannot age beautifully wrapped in a film called The Age of Adaline (2015). This romantic and fantasy film stars Blake Lively as Adaline and is directed by Lee Toland Krieger.
The iMDb site itself gives it a rating of 7.2/10, while Rotten Tomatoes gives it a score of 55% from 170 reviewers. With mixed reactions, how about Adaline’s life, stuck at the age of 29? Find a more complete answer below.
Synopsis Age of Adaline
The first baby born in 1908, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has a normal life like most people. She grew into a beautiful woman, then married a man and gave birth to her first daughter.
Unfortunately, her husband died in a tragic accident during construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937.
10 months from that incident, Adaline had an accident during a blizzard which caused her car to go into a lake and freeze. But a bolt of lightning suddenly hit her, Adaline came to life again and from that moment on she realized accordingly.
Adaline returned to live like most people, except that her age stopped at 29 years because she couldn’t age.
Adaline was used to buying fake ID cards and living on the move so that her quirks would not be discovered by anyone.
Because in the past an FBI agent almost caught her, since then Adaline realized that she must continue to live on the run. Even now that his daughter is much older than him, Flemming (Ellen Burstyn) now lives in a nursing home.
On New Year’s Eve, Adaline attends a party that brings her together with Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman). An incident made the two of them like each other, but at that time Adaline introduced herself as Jennifer. Refusing to fall in love, Ellis still determined to ask her out.
It can’t be denied, Adaline really tempted by the handsome figure of Ellis Jones but in her heart there was still a dilemma. Is it time for him to live the normal life he has longed for? Until Ellis took Adaline to her parents’ house, there she surprised by a familiar figure.
Ellis’ father turns out to be the man she once loved, but Adaline never showed up when William Jones proposed to her. The meeting between the two made Adaline’s identity even more threatened, what do you think she will do now?
Interesting Premise, Less Maximum Execution
Actually, I was looking for something that made The Age of Adaline (2015) feel lacking. It turns out that this comes from the plot which lacks life, as a result the story lifted as if it were a passing wind. In fact, if you take a look at the premise that raised, it is very good, and the threads of the whole story are also fitting.
For me the blame lies with the writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz. For me, both of them are less able to show the specialty of Adaline Bowman’s character.
Even though they could have made this woman’s lifestyle as if a secret agent in disguise. Then provide tense conflicts, apart from dealing with the FBI, of course.
There is no such thing as a surprise, as a result the story becomes very, very monotonous and mediocre. I hope that there will be bigger conflicts, so that Adaline’s character can develop again.
Actually there is no problem with the beginning of the story, for me the beginning of the story is very good. Unfortunately, going into the middle of the plot too relaxed and cliche with a love story at first sight.
I think it would have been more exciting if Adaline had struggled with her own emotions and feelings, when she chose to be with Ellis. It’s a shame this wasn’t even considered at all, at least Blake Lively and Harrison Ford’s meeting at the end makes for quite a promising ending. Although the ending that given is also very, very ordinary and ordinary.
Quite Enjoyable Fantasy Melodrama Story
It can’t be denied, I quite enjoyed watching The Age of Adaline (2015) even though the story wasn’t that great.
However, I really appreciate the premise raised in this film, because in that year it was very rare for someone to take this premise. the only drawback is just the selection of the storyline which is less interesting.
Even so, I quite like how Adaline’s life story becomes a sad melodrama. The reason is that there is a love triangle story between Adaline, Ellis, and William, who turn out to be father and son.
For me as a whole, Adaline’s past story with William Jones is the best story in the book.
Starting from the romantic side of the drama, the plot twist is very well organized when they are reunited in a different era. From here, the melodrama begins when Jennifer tries to deny that she is Adaline. I think this part could have been made more dramatic, so the ending would be even more satisfying.
But that’s the strange thing, even though, in general, the story that this film carries is a total failure. At least I can enjoy the beautiful images captured by David Lazenberg.
As well as the beauty of Blake Lively, which is second to none, and the acting of the other actors involved. Even Michiel Huisman is quite attractive to me; his acting looks very gentle and promising.
Blake Lively and Harrison Ford’s Thrilling Chemistry
Since seeing the trailer, to be honest, I have been pessimistic about Blake Lively playing Adaline’s character. This is because the character Serena Van Der Woodsen, whom she played in the Gossip Girl series (2007–2012), very attached to her. Even physically, there is nothing that differentiates Serena from Adaline Bowman.
But I underestimated it too much because he managed to show a different character with almost the same look. Adaline Bowman is really a very different type of woman from Serena Van Der Woodsen. This woman is just trying to live her life as best she can while reminiscing about the past.
Even if his dream is only one, he wants to enjoy his life like most people. But the advantages it has make Adaline have to live on the run all her life. Blake Lively was able to convey Adaline’s grace and tenacity, even in what I thought was Serena. Especially his chemistry with Harrison Ford.
From the moment their eyes met, I could immediately feel high emotional tension. How were these two people surprised to reunited with figures from their past?
The moments when Harrison Ford interrogated Blake Lively became the most tense. Even I myself feel that this is the best moment in The Age of Adaline (2015).
This is a review of the American fantasy romantic film The Age of Adaline (2015). Now, I feel it’s only natural that iMDb and Rotten Tomatoes give an average rating. The reason is that this film saved thanks to the extraordinary appearances of Blake Lively and the other cast members. What do you think?