Adaline Bowman was in a car accident at the age of 28 at the time of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. After that fateful day, she has not aged one day and she still looks 28 even though she was born at 12:01AM on January 18, 1908. During her life of almost eight decades, she has changed her name and identity many times because she doesn’t want any scrutiny of her life. Flemming, her daughter looks old enough to be Adaline’s grandmother and that is what she tells people. Adaline does not have relationships with men because she can’t explain why she doesn’t age. On New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, she meets Ellis Jones. He doesn’t give up on seeing her.
I liked the fact this film was located in San Francisco. Adaline can answer any question with certainty about the past in board games. There is a twist at the end that changes everything for Adaline and Ellis. I thought this was good and a very interesting change in a Dorian Gray type of movie. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
112 min, Drama directed by Lee Toland Krieger with Blake Blively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Lynda Boyd, Hugh Ross, Richard Harmon.
Note: Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 54% critic 67% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 2307 reviews.
Special Note: Filmed in Coquitlam, Vancouver, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. There is a mistake when Adaline is pulled over near the beginning of the film. Her driver's identification has a zip code but they were not introduced until 1963 and this is supposed to be 1953.