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The Age of Adaline Movie Review

Lionsgate Entertainment production The Age of Adaline movie hits select theaters on April 24th.

the age of adaline movie review


The Age of Adaline tells the story of a young woman by the name of Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) who miraculously remained 29 years old for almost eight decades. Until a chance encounter with her past threatens to uncover her secret. She falls for philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman). When visiting his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) one weekend her secret is almost exposed. This leaves Adaline to make a decision that will change her life forever.

Many women joke around about being 29 again when their birthday rolls around year after year. Adaline however experiences it over and over again as she stays 29 for several decades. The movie, albeit a little far-fetched in concept remained entertaining if for nothing else but Blake Lively’s performance. There were a couple of scenes that tugged at your emotions (no spoiler alerts here sorry). It does have a PG-13 rating for a couple of suggestive comments and a violent car crash.

The movie starts with Adaline Marie Bowman being ‘born at 12:01 a.m. on January 1st, 1908. She led a normal life until the age of twenty-nine, when something highly unusual occurred… Something almost magical.‘ Through a chain of events she at the age of 29, remains that age for years to come. The viewer is then taken on a historical journey through the decades as Adaline. In order to keep her secret she changes her look, identity and location every decade to remain safe.

Overall The Age of Adaline was quite enjoyable and recommend checking it out in theaters on April 24th. Check out the full trailer below and buy your tickets today.


Were you fortunate enough as I was to see the sneak peek of The Age of Adaline movie? I would love to hear your thoughts on the movie as well.

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About Charles Johnston

Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.

9 Replies

  1. This looks really intriguing and I would enjoy going to see this film.

    1. Comes out in theatres on the 24th. . Enjoyable film.

  2. Thanks for the info on the film. We almost saw a preview showing of this last week. Makes me wish we would have.

  3. We thoroughly enjoyed it, would even had paid full price for it. Let me know what you think if you do get a chance to see it Joe.

  4. Grissy

    Best film I have seen this year and I write screenplays and see an average of 3 films a week. This film is a gem to be discovered years from now and everybody will wonder why they never saw it before.

    1. Agreed it was well written and yet will remain obscure with many.

  5. Grissy

    A good friend of mine saw this film and decided to come out to her parents because she related to the hidden way the Blake Lively character hid her life to survive. Although this film was not marketed for a gay audience, gays I know love the film. Word of mouth will make this film a hit. I have seen it 3 times already and cannot get enough of it. Wonderful film to study if you ar into writing screenplays.

    1. I did not see it from that angle that is interesting. .. a great movie nonetheless. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      1. Anonymous

        You are welcome indeed, cjohnsonjax. I wonder if the film makers really know how to market a film that works so well on so many different levels. It has a mother/daughter dynamic that is wonderful to see. It is a love story between Adeline and Ellis. It has about the whole concept of aging with a twist, of course. It features the wonderful acting of two seasoned veterans, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burnstyn. This film establishes Blake Lively as a major star. On a very different level, it serves as a reminder of just how difficult it was and is for some of us who, even in this day and age to live secret lives in order to survive. I hope the film makers keep this film out so that it can find the time to connect with these different audiences. There is, indeed, something for everyone in this film. Incidentally, nice blog. Keep up the good work!