Hey bookworms! I know this is a little different, but this is going to be the first post in a little theme on my blog. Most of these posts will be on my views of book to movie adaptions I have read and seen, but this first one is a little different because I wish this movie was a book! On Saturday I finally went to see The Age of Adaline!!! So this will be half fangirling/ half review because I’m not really sure of how to review a movie. Let’s get this post started.
Movie Title: The Age of Adaline
Film Company: Lionsgate
Release Date: April 24, 2015
Genre: Romance, Drama
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford, Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew, and Kathy Baker
My Review/ Fangirling
So I will try to split this up in three parts: My Excitement, My Experience, and My Feelings afterwards which will hold my rating. Hopefully this way this post will make sense.
I’ve been stalking this movie since I first heard about it last summer. Oh and I also ADORE Blake Lively! I will see anything she is in! Even if it was a silent film! She is just stunning!!
The male love interest was yummy too. I have a thing for guys with long curly hair and blue/green eyes!… I mean look at him! Just mmm…
I blame Gerard Butler for starting that obsession but that’s a bit off topic. The first time I stumbled upon it I was mesmerized by the premise. I love the idea of another life, and although this movie isn’t about reincarnation it is pretty close. I fell in love with seeing each outfit she wore in the preview and the way her life changed. It was about an unusual life that was more than a mundane. It had the draw I needed much like the books I love right now. I received tickets to see it at an early screening, but everyone I knew was out of town. The weekend after my sister had to get a cast. Then the weekend of release I was low on Funds and we needed to go to the luxury theater, so she could put her foot up on the reclining seats. The theater was sold out on all shows! So when I had the money I was excited to go May 2nd and I was giddy!
Comfy seats, my pizza, popcorn, and my soda and a comfy recliner seat I was so ready. The fact that the bits were narrated was so appealing to me especially because I have been on an audiobook kick. Blake Lively’s voice had a slight accent that just hinted her lives. The costuming and the settings were so amazing it made you truly believe in all of this! The themes in this movie are amazing and the emotions were strong and inspired the emotions for my own writing it made. The love scenes didn’t lack anything. They felt genuine and for me that is very important! I really do over analyze love scenes when they don’t seem real I growl at the TV. And Blake Lively’s laugh is one of my favorites so her emotions overall were very believable. I just loved the pacing too it took time where it needed and sped too.
Honestly this movie was a 5/5 stars for me! It was amazing story telling, and I already want to see it again! If you loved the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button I think you will enjoy this movie. I think this is a story that will appeal to readers because to me it was what it would be like if you could project the story out of the book. This is an original film and what I mean by original is it was not based off a book! It makes me a bit sad because I would love to read it as one. This movie definitely made it to my onto my favorites list and you can bet I will be buying the DVD! I think this will be one of my comfort movies. So if you want to take a step back in time check this movie out or if you simply want to feel some feels!
Well that’s it bookworms please tell me if you liked the style of this review. It’s the first time I reviewed a movie, so any feedback will help! I plan on doing another one of these soon I just have to pick an adaption! If you would want me to do non adapted movies let me know? Have you seen this movie? Do you agree or disagree with my thoughts? Do you plan on seeing this movie? Feel free to comment down below, and for those of you who haven’t seen the trailer. I’ll include it for you. Have a good week bookworms and happy reading!
P.S. I recently bought some items to treat myself pre-finals. Would you guys be interest in a haul? It isn’t bookish stuff, but it is cute and fun stuff. Let me know in the comments please!
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