The other day Sabrina and I decided to go to the movies together to see the film “The Age of Adeline” (2015). Now to be honest I don’t go to the movies that often anymore because for one, its getting ridiculously expensive these days and two, I secretly like the comfort of my Pj’s and my own bed/couch. (Anyone who feels the same?)
However its nice to do it every once in a while and treat yourself a bit and when I heard about this film I immediately wanted to see it; a women who doesn’t grow older? That made my Peter Pan-like heart beat faster ;)
The Age OF Adeline
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Writers: J. Mills Goodloe & Salvador Paskowitz
Main roles: Blake Lively (as Adeline) & Michiel Huisman (as Ellis)
Official Trailer: here!
In Short: Adeline, a young lady born at the turn of the century, gets in a accident which results in her not growing older. She’s 29 at the time of the accident and she remains the same for almost 80 years, unable to tell anyone her secret. Time after time she has to move and change her identity to not get noticed and get in trouble, but this way of living sure is hard on her, will she be alone forever? (did I make you curious? haha)
Favourite Quote: “Anni, amori e bicchieri di vino, nun se contano mai” (Translation: Years, lovers and glasses of wine; these things must not be counted)
Review: This is definitely a movie for those of us with romantic hearts. It has a “The Notebook” kind of feel to it, so if you’re into Nicholas Sparks kind of films your in good hands here. I took a little notebook with me into the theatre to scrabble down some words/thoughts (which is harder than you might think in the dark!) and what I noticed most was how much I loved the camera work. The beautiful shots which were sometimes taken from unusual angles might actually be one of my favorite aspects. I have to say that I was a little disappointed by the storyline though. The beginning was quite strong and I was hoping for a different kind of ending (Though I think most people will not agree with me on that so you’ll have to see for yourself!).
I think we all, at some point in our lives, have wished to stay young forever. I certainly do all the time. But maybe its the fleeting-ness of life that makes it special, that makes moments powerful, and memories priceless.
Have you seen The Age of Adeline? Or are you planning on seeing it? Let me know what you think after seeing it!