After being struck by lighting and not becoming toast, a mysteriously un-aging Adaline lives her life running from one identity to another to avoid a lab-rat situation. She happens to fall in love with a young William (who is on the verge of proposing to her) but ditches him because of her condition, and with a heavy heart continues with her life of escape. Forty years later, Adaline falls in love with Ellis who, coincidentally, turns out to be William’s son. After telling William her truth, she again runs for it, has a change of heart, turns around only to be hit by a truck, is de-fibrillated back to life, and regains her ability to age again. Adaline happily hooks up with Ellis leaving William to somehow come to terms with this convoluted state of existence. Throughout, an overly detailed explanation of highly implausible science presented by a narrator removes the need to apply one’s mind or write an explanatory article.
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford
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