Sparking memories of the 2002 movie Tuck Everlasting, director Lee Toland Krieger introduces The Age of Adaline. The trailer features a character unaffected by the passage of time. Adaline Bowman, played by Blake Lively, encounters a near-death experience that mystically turns into the gift – or curse – of immortal life. She remains frozen at age twenty-nine.
Although the trailer begins with an unrealistic occurrence, the tone and mood allow for realistic expectations to be replaced, making it a believable, serious drama. Suspension of disbelief develops quickly, allowing the rest of the trailer to move forward. The trailer keeps the story and tone on the right track.
The trailer includes supporting actor Harrison Ford in the role of Adaline’s close childhood friend. His role is beneficial as he asserts a sense of urgency in bringing to light to the fact that Adaline runs from life, but she will never be able to escape. He says, “All these years, you’ve lived, but you’ve never had a life.”
Although the film incorporates fantasy, the trailer carries powerful, universal truths about life, loss, and love. Depicted in this way, the film’s message creates a captivating story that could reach out to various audiences and spark important questions about life. What would you do if you could live forever? What should you do now since you can’t?
The Age of Adaline’s release date is April 24, 2015.