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The Age of Adaline (2015)

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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 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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Taglines:

Love is timeless See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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

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USA | Canada

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Adalines' birthday on the fake ID's she picks up at the beginning of the film is actually the same birthday as Blake Lively herself, 25th August, with only one year difference (1986 in the film, Lively is born in 1987 in real life) See more »

Goofs

In 1929, Adaline and her mother visit the Golden Gate Bridge which "three years hence" would be completed. The narrator then states that in February of 1937, there is a construction accident - eight years after 1929. The 1937 date is correct for the Bridge's history, so the original statement is in error. 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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Referenced in Talking Pictures: The Age of Adeline (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The Rainbow People
Written by Dexter Gordon
Performed by Dexter Gordon
Courtesy of Prestige Records
Used by permission of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Surpassed Expectations
28 April 2015 | by bethany-ellen-22See 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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