The Age of Adaline Friday, 10 April 2020

The Age of Adaline

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Something almost magical.

  • Starring:

    Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Kathy Baker, Anthony Ingruber

  • Directed by:

    Lee Toland Krieger

  • Running time:

    110 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A man is playfully punched, slapped. Dangerous driving, hit-and-run, car accidents, rollovers, smashed glass. Fake IDs, passports. Forgery, felony, World War II, Lenin, workers/engineers killed mentioned. Images of devastation from San Francisco earthquake. Blood/gore: Bloody head, hands, object. Wound cleaning, stitching, bandage. Coffin. Patient in hospital bed/stretcher, IV drip. Stopping breathing, anoxia, heart stopped beating, broken hip, kidney failure, hypothermia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man in towel, low-cut gown, cleavage. Promiscuity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Ageing, romance, love, eternal youth, single parenting, anoxia, New Year's Eve, love at first sight, philanthropy, photographs, memories, time, history, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead husband, dead pet. Deceased mother mentioned. Defibrillation, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wedding, church, christening, funeral settings. Dogs, horses (archival footage), sheep, ladybug. Lightning, plane, fireworks. High, sweeping/swirling cinematography, some shaky close-up camerawork. Brief Portuguese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Entertaining, fantastical, cinematic, vivid, melancholic, enjoyable. Exquisite/sumptuous/arresting cinematography, beautiful costumes and hair/make-up, appealing/graceful performance by Blake Lively, raw/vulnerable performance from Harrison Ford, uncanny performance by Anthony Ingruber as a young Harrison Ford, promising premise, charming score, seamless editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable. Some corny dialogue, absurdist plot twist, zero chemistry between leads, silly/holier-than-though/unbelievable/insulting narration.

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