Time was the hero of Lee Toland Krieger’s film: “The age of Adaline” directed in 2015. The film focuses on the idea of the truth of human nature: Adaline Bowman represented the humanity in general and served as a cinematic vehicle for Lee to illustrate a universal subject which is immortality and eternal youth.
The film’s theme is related to a complex love with the manipulation of time by a supernatural energy. A lot of people while ageing, wish to stay young forever, but “The Age of Adaline” sheds the lights and shows us the dangers and problems behind the immortality and eternal youth. The ups and downs of the plot are explored in an effective and moving way.
Due to an unexpected car accident Adaline Bowman ceases to age after that time and remained 29 years old all her life. The movie shows Adaline’s melancholy due to her case and gives the appraisal of the importance of aging. Without the passing of time and growing old, life would be recurrent, sorrowful and unending. By the end of the film, Adaline makes the realization that something must change and the idea of a solitary gray hair became the immense sense of comfort for Adaline.