I recently watched this and I am glad I didn’t go to the cinema. Substance and plot is neglected for beautiful slow motion images of Blake Lively, her handsome suitors and San Francisco. I agree that Harrison Ford was the best part of it. Great review by Splattter on Film!
The Age of Adaline, aptly titled, takes an age to get through as narrated details couple with worrisome looks down long hallways and winsomely whispered lines. It feels like a feature-length Chanel ad. Tall blonde in beaded gown or period attire eludes the handsome stranger and potential danger.
Potential danger never really materializes. And handsome stranger becomes boyfriend. Forgive me if I feel the need for a deeper plot line than…will she reveal the truth that she is stuck being beautiful for life? Waa waa waaaaaa.
Narration ala Book Thief or 500 days of Summer sets us up for action, leads us to believe that something will happen to her, but it doesn’t. She cuts her hand in a flashback… That’s something, I guess. Sadly, the presence of narration does not make up for the absence of characterization. Neither…
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