'Adaline' does too little with premise to be film for the ages

April 23, 2015 3:37 PM

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A promising idea is at the heart of "The Age of Adaline," but no one connected with the movie seems willing to explore it: What would happen if a woman stopped aging - if she were over 100 years old but didn't look a day over 30?

Blake Lively plays the woman, born in 1908, who drives off a bridge into freezing water and dies sometime in the late 1930s. How wonderful it might have been had the movie stopped there, but no, she is struck by lightning and revives, and from then on she can't age a day.

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