N.B. Writing tomorrow's weekly review today, because of family commitments.

The Age of Adaline

We have often heard echoes of the idea of immortality, but what would happen if eternity became a curse? This is one of the many views of ''The Age of Adaline''.

The film has refrained from going down the sci-fi route when addressing this particular topic, and that made me breath a sigh of relief. It hasn't been discussed in a tedious, medical way. There's a romantic story, presented in a fantasy world to avoid many of the scientific paradoxes that could leave you scratching your head.

The film was never without a good dramatic touch though. It was quite moving, and I must mention that it was really surprising because of the clever mix that took place in the film among these different elements.

A lot of the scenes were very elegantly shot. The cinematography here has adopted a manner of stimulating flashbacks in order to return to the past, because of the many time frames in the film.

Here we have a story about a woman named Adaline, played by Blake Lively (The Shallows), who was born in the early 20th century, one night, she suffers a serious car accident that almost killed her. But what happened is that it gave her eternal youth. After many years of escape and loneliness, she finally meets a young man named Ellis (played by Michiel Huisman). In addition to Blake's great performance in this film, we also saw another great performance by Harrison Ford, who appeared alongside Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar) and Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands).

Recommended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655441/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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