Movie Review: Age of Adaline

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Rating: 3/5
I know this movie has been out for awhile, but I haven’t had the chance to watch it until recently.
 There isn’t much to say of the film, good or bad. I gave it a 3/5 though. Why?
Let me rephrase.

The movie was a pleasant afternoon of entertainment. I would give it a solid A for effort. There wasn’t anything that I could point out and say I didn’t like or didn’t make sense and there wasn’t any part where I wanted to pause the movie to rewatch or rethink. The story was engaging, the narrative flowed at a nice steady pace, the actors actually acted, which is more than I can say for other movies at the moment.
Wait. One slight correction. I said nothing stood out enough to point out. I take that back. Blake Lively stood out. I think she did a wonderful wonderful job in this movie. She plays a woman from the past living in the future. Does that make sense? Basically, she doesn’t age. Decades go by and she stays the same. She does a commendable job portraying an older woman living in a younger womans body. I liked her nuanced restraint in some scenes. She made herself seem older without appearing stuffy or annoying.  I don’t know if it was on purpose or on accident, but she did very well in this movie.
 Plus she’s so pretty ya’ll. Her costume designer did a wonderful job, especially  with her evening gowns. I enjoyed her outfits and style. There is this one overnight bag she carrys in a scene. To. Die. For. #needitinmylife Watch the video below, all my favourite looks are in there.

How gorgeous does she look?! #greeneyed
Now that I think of it, there is one part in the movie that kinda made me go eww. Not to give any spoilers out (who am I kidding, the movie has been out for a year) she used to date the dad and then dates the son. To give them credit, it doesn’t come off as gross and they gloss over that part well, but still.

 Look at the pictures though. Can you blame them? Those beards. Le Sigh. 
I think the best way to sum it up is by saying what I say to my sister, ‘it’s a good time pass movie.’ No harm, no foul. Watch it on a rainy day with the bae.  Now that I think about it, there were a few things that made me say 'whoa cool!' 1. Her costumes 2. The scene when she has the first accident - really pretty in an artistic sense
Here's the trailer in case you are late to the party just like I was.


~Rumi

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