Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Age of Adaline" (2015) Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker

Director:     Lee Toland Krieger
Writers:      J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz,
Actors:       Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker

STORYLINE:  A bizarre phenomenon of nature infuses a woman with a form of immortality, wherein she doesn’t age beyond 29 years old.

COMMENTS:   This is a gentle romantic story laced with the many different types of love which permeate human consciousness.  Adaline has denied herself from falling in love, knowing her lover will age while she remains 29, and she is unwilling to risk the complicated repercussions of that choice.  And yet, the time comes when she can’t help it.  She falls in love and decides to risk herself.  The twists and turns of this choice pay homage to the concepts of how fate conspires with destiny to manifest its own inevitability.

Blake Lively embodies the quintessential quality of elegance and grace, very reminiscent of legendary actress Grace Kelly.  There is a tender fatality to her character and whenever she responds “okay” to whatever course of action her lover suggests, we feel her lingering regret and fear… because she knows where this “okay” will end.  Actor Michiel Huisman, whose television credits are strong, is totally credible as the lover whose passion can sweep aside all the reluctance Adaline feels towards love.  Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn and Kathy Baker are wonderful in their respective roles, and the whole movie becomes a bittersweet testament to the miracles which love can generate.

IMDB page:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655441/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Tags:  Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, romance, fantasy, J. Mills Goodloe, Salvador Paskowitz,  Lee Toland Krieger