I kind of liked this movie, I'm not going to lie. I was hesitant going in, but I shouldn't have been. The film itself is nothing spectacular, and I will get into why very shortly, but it has its own unique spin on this old-school love story that certainly complicates things, to say the least. The film begins extremely well, doing a great job at setting up the characters and trying to put logic behind Adaline's condition, even if they sometimes go through the facts so fast that you'll have no idea what you actually just heard. But the strange thing is that you just go with it. You accept that this is happening and you believe it, or at least I did, even if just for the two hour long period of watching this film.
Then, all of a sudden, the film picks itself back up, dusts itself off and suddenly takes an unexpected turn. A turn that was only hinted at in the trailer. About an hour or so into the movie we're introduced to Harrison Ford's character, and here is when the film starts to get interesting once again. It pushes its clichés under the carpet and adds another interesting layer into the mix. A layer that involves an important figure from Adeline's past, and that figure? Mr. Harrison Ford himself. Talk about an unexpected reunion.
Alas, the moments of brilliance failed to last long as a certain event happens, an event that I jokingly said earlier would happen, and the after effects of that event caused me to roll my eyes. Yes, the story did seem like it was going to be difficult to wrap up, and once it did in fact finish, the result is somewhat underwhelming. It's rushed and handled poorly, cramming every detail in your face. There's not enough time given to let everything sink in. It all happens in such a hurry.