I'm conflicted. While I love Blake Lively as a red carpet superstar, Blake Lively as a serious actress I am having some trouble with. But, as I mentioned in a previous post, I've been trying to keep hope alive about her new role as a woman stricken with the inability to age in a world that continues to evolve and pass her by. Or something. The trailer for THE AGE OF ADALINE has now been released and...guys, I just don't know.
Lively seems uncomfortable and ill-fitted for the role, and the rest of the cast -- as dazzling as they are in other films -- noticeably seem just as lost as she is to be in this movie that may just have been doomed from its premise. The trailer looks lifeless, unconvincing and in desperate need of a clear target audience. Here's the official synopsis of the film to give you a better idea of the story:
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has 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.
Take a look at the trailer:
Eh, maybe this is just a bad trailer.
THE AGE OF ADALINE comes to theaters April 24, 2015.