Saturday, April 25, 2015

Movie Review: ‘The Age of Adaline’ Coasts Through the Decades

By Manhola Dargis
HOLLYWOOD---In “The Age of Adaline,” Blake Lively plays the title character, a woefully under-conceptualized gimmick who, after a strange car accident — lightning flash, a cold bath, some narrated mumbo-jumbo — stops aging. Adaline becomes forever 29, but, like a few vampires, knows that immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Adaline, alas, isn’t resurrected with any special talents (not aging is more burden than gift for her, and certainly not an aptitude); the problem with this movie is that she isn’t resurrected with much of a personality, either. [link]