I have been touting Blake Lively for years and even have championed her as the actress I would want playing ‘Caitlin Star’. I always knew she had the talent to compete with the top A-list Oscar contenders, and I have been proven right. Blake gives an absolutely extraordinary and emotionally affecting performance in the magical new film, ‘The Age of Adaline’, directed with superb understated elegance by Lee Toland Krieger and written by J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz.
Minor spoiler ahead (but is in the trailer).
The film also featured the fantastic veteran actress Ellen Burstyn, who for the second time in less than six months (the other being “Interstellar”) gives a tear-inducing turn by playing the generation older daughter of the main character. The audience I saw the movie with was very emotionally engaged and sat still in their seats through to the end of the credits—a real rarity amid today’s hyper-stimulated bolt for the exits mentality.
I will give a full review/analysis of "The Age of Adaline" when time and creative energy allow me to give this beautiful film the justice it deserves.