‘Age of Adaline’ seems to go on forever (Our grade: C+)

Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) and Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) star in "The Age of Adaline."

Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) and Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) star in “The Age of Adaline.”

As we are told in a voice-over (never a great sign, especially for a movie that is an original screenplay, not an adaptation), Adaline was born in 1908, married an engineer, had a daughter named Flemming and looked to be living a completely ordinary life when her husband died suddenly.

Wracked with sorrow, Adaline drove her car into an ice-cold river, saved from death (permanently, as it turns out) when a bolt of lightning brings her back to life and stops her from aging, no more insane a premise than any of the Avengers’ origins and considerably cornier to boot.

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