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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adaline Bowman
... Ellis Jones
... William Jones
... Flemming
... Kathy Jones
... Kikki Jones
... Regan
Hugh Ross ... Narrator
... Tony
... Cab Driver
... Cora
... Kenneth
... Clarence James Prescott (as Peter James Grey)
... Flemming (Age 5) (as Izabel A. Pearce)
... 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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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

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24 April 2015 (USA)  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

J. Mills Goodloe wrote the first version of the script in 2003 after being inspired by the title character in Amélie (2001). The screenplay then underwent substantial revisions in 2009. See more »

Goofs

Numerous errors with the license plate on the car the 2 FBI agents took Adaline away in the beginning of the film. The tag marks the year being 1954 where the iconic black and gold lettering California plate wasn't introduced until 1963. Also, there's 7 numbers used on this plate which not only breaks from the standard 3 letters followed by 3 numbers format used at the time, but California plates didn't hit a 7th character until 1980. Also the design the the plate is completely backwards The California was at the top along with the left and right tag slots and all the lettering and numbers had rounded corners not sharp, chiseled edges with serifs as seen on the plate in the film. 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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Simple Twist of Fate
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Surpassed Expectations
28 April 2015 | by 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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