Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) was living a normal life when a freak accident at age 28 causes a cessation of the aging process. Most of the movie takes place approximately 80 years later in our current time. Adaline’s daughter Flemming is the only person in her life who knows the truth about her. Adaline has needed to keep moving and changing her identity once every 10 years to prevent the government from making her a prisoner, so they can study her unique condition.
Adaline meets a handsome stranger Ellis (Michael Huisman) and the attraction and chemistry are intense but Adaline hasn’t been romantically involved with a man for years, because she feels too guilty when she must suddenly abandon her lover. Ellis is very persistent and a love affair begins.
Ellis invites Adaline (now calling herself Jenny) to spend the weekend with him and his parents to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Although the film is pretty good up until Adaline meets Ellis’ parents, William and Kathy, (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) the movie really hits its stride from this point on.
Can Adaline stop running and allow herself to love and be loved again? It sounds corny but the movie works. Lively is beautiful and does a fine job. Ford shows his acting chops in this one! I thoroughly enjoyed it but I am at heart a romantic.
I thought the movie was based on a book but it turns out that it is an original screenplay. See it on the BS before you get too old!