The Age of Adaline

For more literary-minded moviegoers, the premise of The Age of Adaline might draw comparisons to novelist Pete Hamill’s Forever, which does not serve as the basis for the ABC television series of

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For more literary-minded moviegoers, the premise of The Age of Adaline might draw comparisons to novelist Pete Hamill’s Forever, which does not serve as the basis for the ABC television series of the same name despite the fact that the show bears an uncanny resemblance to the book. The overall point here is all about timelessness. Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively), a beautiful young woman born around the start of the 20th century, becomes ageless as the result of a freak accident and must watch as decades and a parade of people fall by the wayside. Of course, it takes the power of love to potentially offset the curse of immortality. Director Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste & Jesse Forever), working from a script by J. Mills Goodloe (The Best of Me) and Salvador Paskowitz (Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega), taps Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn to help make Adaline one for the ages. (Opens wide Friday, April 24) (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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