Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Love Story with a Twist; but Fellas, Take Your Wife

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Love Story with a Twist; but Fellas, Take Your Wife

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Byline: re-viewwith matt murphy mattlmurphy@hotmail.com

SO I went and saw The Age of Adaline, a mystical, 'coming of age' romance starring Blake Lively as a woman who, after a freakish car accident and unseasonable weather, cannot age another day past 29. Yes, I did. By myself. Did I feel strange buying a ticket to this Romance film aimed at the opposite sex, sitting and watching without my wife? Yes, I did.

But...

It wasn't half bad. Blake Lively is graceful and measured as a 107 year old woman - stuck in a 29 year olds body. And they say there are no roles for older actresses! Ellen Burstyn and Harrison Ford add some gravitas to the fantasy. Ford, who has been mainly gruff and bored in most things lately, finds some form and enlivens the second half of the film. Even though his presence eventually takes the spotlight off the other leading man and his character almost opens more questions about the older man/younger woman obsession in Hollywood. …

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