The biggest problem I had with the film though is Adaline herself. I'm not sure whether to attribute that to Blake Lively's aloof performance, the material she was given, or a combination of the two. But whatever the case may be, this larger than life character rang false to me. Certain character traits reminded me of things Bill Murray's character Phil Connor mastered after being trapped in the same day for years in Groundhog Day. In that film, he had no consequences because there was no tomorrow. Age of Adaline would have you believe the same, but they give her almost superhuman powers to prove how clever her extra time has made her (when really, for the most part, she's only living a slightly longer lifespan than regular humans and is still trying to lead a normal life). Too much in this movie just didn't make sense, well beyond the narrator's explanations anyway. The worst offender of those explanations is the last one that ensures the audience understands the film's not so subtle ending.
Spoiler (highlight to read) And who in their right mind would give up young Harrison... yet be cool to settle with his less cute son years later?? (/end spoiler)
Overall The Age of Adaline is too concerned with spoon feeding its audience to be anything other than average. EMILY RATING: 5.5/10