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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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Clarence James Prescott (as Peter James Grey)
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Flemming (Age 5) (as Izabel A. Pearce)
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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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The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not. 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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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,203,458 (USA) (24 April 2015)

Gross:

$42,478,175 (USA) (26 June 2015)
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Trivia

Danielle DePalma, executive vice-president of digital marketing at Lionsgate, claimed that the film's promotional campaign was primarily targeted at fashion-conscious women. Television spots and video ads on the web emphasized a ""Fashion Journey Through the Decades" initiative. See more »

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When she is pulled over near the beginning of the film, her driver's permit as a ZIP code on it, even though she was born in 1908 and the cop says she's 45, making it 1953. ZIP codes were not introduced until 1963. See more »

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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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Features A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906) See more »

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Comin' Back to Me
Written by Marty Balin
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surpassed Expectations
28 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Already drawn to the premise of this film, I had high expectations of it, and was particularly interested in seeing Blake Lively in the lead role as a 107 year old eternally young woman. From only seeing her work in Gossip Girl, which was adequate but not particularly memorable, I was keen to see what her acting range was like. Not only did Lively impress me, but the film did also, surpassing my expectations.

The Age of Adaline is not only visually beautiful, (props to cinematographer David Lanzenberg) but the story is also. Yes, this is a romance film, but the evocative story raises questions from the viewer about life, death, and love. Michiel Huisman is great in his role as a sensitive romantic who yearns to be close to and understand Adaline - well done to the writers for creating a male romantic lead who isn't unrealistically perfect and cliché. Harrison Ford impressed me greatly, especially in his scenes with Lively, so much so that I was brought to tears through a mere look. Ellen Burstyn as Flemming provided a charming voice of reason for the protagonist. The score was also wonderfully done, making the emotional scenes all the more powerful, and the costume designer did very well in allowing the audience to fill in the time blanks without knowing the era through the narrated dates.

Overall, a beautifully crafted film with a wonderful story and powerful performances that will completely captivate the viewers.


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