Adaline – Short Movie Review
I don’t know why I’m getting myself into this, but I guess there’s no way of turning back now , is it ?
Okay. Challenge accepted. Yep. That’s how I roll sometimes….Challenge is my second middle name. 😀
I don’t even know how to do a movie review, so please excuse me while I will keep on blabbing about how I think the movie was and what the story behind it, is – IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE – yet – , DO NOT READ ! SEE THE MOVIE FIRST, THEN COME BACK HERE ! – so let’s get rollin’.
The story is simple and quite emotional, if you ask me. The movie starts with Adaline – who is played by the beautiful Blake Lively – working at a public library in the present, and depicting moments from her life. Starting from the moment she had the car accident that led to her ultimate DNA change. A change that didn’t allowed her to age, not a single bit. Due to that car crash, she had to keep on running from city to city every time, changing her identity and appearance, in order to not get caught by the authorities and get to be a „phenomena” which they will, in the end study.
On New Year’s Eve, at a party, she meets Ellis. A young and gorgeous poetry writer, which decides to donate some books at the library she works at.
An unexpected crush between them starts, and Adaline – in our days known as Jennifer – finds herself in a place where she does not know what to do. Stay or leave. Tough call, as always. One day, Ellis asks her to join him to his parents’ for they were celebrating their marriage anniversary.
Surprise, surprise !
There, Ellis’s father, William , thinks that he’s gone crazy once he meets Jennifer. It takes him a while to find out the truth about who Jennifer really is, and when he does; she is so frightened that packs her stuff and rushes back home. She doesn’t make it to far, unfortunately.
And this is where my question arises : ‘Was that an intentional accident or not ?’ Clearly to me, it looked intentional all the way. Liked it was meant to be – or more precisely, to happen again.
All is good when it ends good.
When the paramedics arrive at the accident, she is once again dead. But when they charge their defibrillators and connect them to her chest, she comes back to life. As expected by some of us – or not – this reverses the process and she begins to age naturally.
Now is now. Giving the movie its stars.
The actors performance was good and that’s what makes this movie so damn good. I don’t know if it was me who was all emotional at the time I watched it, or if it indeed is all, the movie’s credit. All in all, the movie is great and worth watching. It’s not a waste of time at all.
Giving it the well deserved stars now
While I would totally want to give it 5 stars I can’t. It is 4 stars for me, because I once read a book by a very well known Romanian historian writer, named Mircea Eliade, who wrote a similar story while he was in Chicago. The book in question intitled Youth without youth, depicts the story of a man who wakes up in the hospital with no memory of anything, and who is trying to figure himself out. The action takes places, during the time when Hitler gains his power in Germany, and the Romanian police starts to arrest young people, believing that they belong to the Iron Guard.