Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a private screening for Blake Lively’s new movie “The Age of Adaline”.
For some reason, I wanted to see this movie because it was something that I wouldn’t normally see and seemed like it was some kind of love story.
The move “The Age of Adaline” is about a woman, Adaline Bowman, who suffered a car accident and miraculously came back to life after being struck by lightening. Not only did her being struck by lightening cause her to come back to life, but it stopped her from aging. She was stuck at the age of 29 for almost eight decades and lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
Although the movie took a minute to get to the love story portion, I can say I really enjoyed it. At first, I was sitting there like ‘come on with it’ because it was just taking too long to get to the point. It was something really different for me as far as my love for movie genres go and I actually took a lesson from it.
Adaline was holding onto her little secret about her not aging and it was pretty much destroying her because she was always on the run and never allowing herself to fall in love because of it. She spent most of her time on the run to try and keep anyone from finding out her secret other than her daughter who she watched age as she was stuck at 29 herself.
What the movie taught me was that no matter what you do, you can’t be in this world alone. Everyone in this world wants to be loved by that special someone and find that one person that life just doesn’t make sense without. As much as us women run around screaming how “independent” we are, we all would love that one special guy in our lives that we can lean on and love for life.
Since I’ve been single for the past four years, the last few months or so have been really hard for me. I have been having this feeling of being alone and I haven’t experienced this bad since I first split from my ex-husband. I have had guys that were interested in me, but like Adaline, I would kick it with them for a minute and then all of a sudden, I would disappear never to be heard from again.
I’ve recently started talking to this guy that I really like and apart of me is always trying to leave but something about him makes me stay and it’s funny because he too recognized the fact that I’m always trying to find a way to leave. So, I guess that’s why I liked this movie in the end because Adaline kind of reminded me of myself. She was always running from love even though she wanted it trying to keep her secret, but she ended up finding someone who didn’t even care about her little secret. He loved her flaws and all.
“The Age of Adaline” is set to hit theaters on April 24th, peep the trailer below: