Movie Review: The Age of Adaline (2015) *ADVANCE REVIEW*

Blake Lively, The Age of Adaline

Every now and again I get tickets to advance screenings of films, and because I’m not the New York Times, they’re usually not big films.  Let’s Be Cops was the last one….so that gives you an idea of my place in the film community review hierarchy.  The trailer for The Age of Adaline was so painful, that even with free tickets, it was a game time decision on whether I go, but I will tell you what I told the studio rep: “This movie was so much better than I ever expected from the crap trailer you released.”  I could’ve been nicer about that.

The trailer makes this film look like an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks novel (not a compliment), and what it really mostly succeeds at being is a fairy tale.  Adaline (Blake Lively) through an incredibly contrived set of circumstances that they should have probably just chalked up to magic, stops aging at the age of 29.  The rest of the film is a very grounded answer to the question: What would it really be like to never age? Continue reading Movie Review: The Age of Adaline (2015) *ADVANCE REVIEW*