“The world has changed in the last century. Adaline has not.”
That there’s the basic premise for Blake Lively’s latest project, an “epic romance” in which young and beautiful Adaline becomes inexplicably immortal following a car accident in 1935. She then goes through her extended lifespan more or less alone while watching her loved ones age and die, constantly changing her identity to avoid suspicion.
Admittedly, The Age of Adaline doesn’t look at all like my kind of movie, but even I went ‘aww’ at “[Love] is not the same when there’s no growing old together. Without that, love is just heartbreak.”
As the second half of the trailer suggests, Adaline’s jaded outlook on twue wuv will surely change as the handsome Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, Orphan Black) sashays into her life. Maybe he’ll turn out to be immortal, too, or else Adaline’s immortality will conveniently cure itself with the Power of Love.
Also starring in the film are Harrison Ford as Adaline’s ex-lover (who she lost touch with years ago) and Ellen Burstyn as Adaline’s loving elderly daughter.
A young woman, born at the turn of 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man who might be worth losing her immortality.
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger, The Age of Adaline comes to theaters on April 24, 2015.