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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Adaline's immortality forces her to become reclusive, constantly on the move, and shut herself off from being close to anyone. [[spoiler: Her happy ending is discovering that she has started ageing again]].

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Adaline's immortality forces her to become reclusive, constantly on the move, and shut herself off from being close to anyone. [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her happy ending is discovering that she has started ageing again]].aging again]].
* TheXOfY: Referring to the unaging state of Adaline.


* SpoiledSweet: Ellis is a doctor and astronomer's son who's also inherited a huge fortune - and uses it to help restore historical artifacts around the city.


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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Ellis is a doctor and astronomer's son who's also inherited a huge fortune - and uses it to help restore historical artefacts around the city.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Ellis delivers this about Adaline on his way to save her. When his father asks him how does he know he's in love, he responds:
--> '''Ellis:''' Because nothing in life makes sense without her!

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* LoveFatherLoveSon: Adaline Bowman previously dated William Jones back in the 60's when they were a young couple and in the present day, unintentionally fell in love with his son Ellis Jones.


* CostumePorn: Adaline acquires quite the wardrobe over the years

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* CostumePorn: Adaline acquires quite the wardrobe over the yearsyears.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Adaline, much to Ellis's terror, although she's actually not a bad driver. She prefers to go incredibly fast.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Adaline, much to Ellis's terror, although she's actually not a bad driver. She just prefers to go incredibly fast.



* GoodParents: Adaline to Flemming, all circumstances given. Also Ellis' parents

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* GoodParents: Adaline to Flemming, all circumstances given. Also Ellis' parentsparents.



* {{Motif}}: Stars, comets, and constellations frequently appear

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* {{Motif}}: Stars, comets, and constellations frequently appearappear.



* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:Seeing "Jenny"'s scar in the same area where Adaline's got a deep wound is what clues William that the women are the same person.]]

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* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:Seeing "Jenny"'s scar in the same area where Adaline's Adaline got a deep wound is what clues William that the women are the same person.]]


* AdultFear: Being immortal, Adaline gets to see every single one of her loved one die. Her own daughter even implies that she herself could die soon, much to Adaline's discomfort.

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* AdultFear: Being immortal, Adaline gets to see every single one of her loved one ones die. Her own daughter even implies that she herself could die soon, much to Adaline's discomfort.



* BirthdayHater: Present day Adaline shows some of this

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* BirthdayHater: Present day Adaline shows some of thisthis.


Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Huisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.

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Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River river in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Huisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.


''The Age of Adaline'' is an epic {{fantastic romance}} starring Creator/BlakeLively, Creator/HarrisonFord, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, and Creator/EllenBurstyn.

Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Creator/MichielHuisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.

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''The Age of Adaline'' is an epic {{fantastic romance}} starring Creator/BlakeLively, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichielHuisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, and Creator/EllenBurstyn.

Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Creator/MichielHuisman) (Huisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.



* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Adaline, to the point where she has to disappear

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Adaline, to TheSixties: Adaline and William's romance happened in that decade, judging by the point where fashions and hairstyles.
* AdultFear: Being immortal, Adaline gets to see every single one of her loved one die. Her own daughter even implies that
she has herself could die soon, much to disappearAdaline's discomfort.
* AgeOfTitles: Obviously, although it's also a DoubleMeaningTitle (see below).



* ChekhovsGunman: Adaline's SecondLove whom she ditched turns out to be [[spoiler:Ellis' father]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Kathy gets immediately upset when she notices her husband's past affections for Adaline.



* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title mainly refers to Adaline's true chronological age considering that [[Really700YearsOld she hasn't physically aged a day past 29]] since her magical accident in 1937, but it may also vaguely allude to [[spoiler:the 78-year period of her immortality]].



* EventTitle: [[spoiler:The "Age" in the title refers to the 78-year period of Adaline's immortality.]]



* HotLibrarian: Adaline works as a librarian in ThePresentDay.



* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Justified, as Adeline was a young woman when she had the accident and stopped aging.

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* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Justified, as Adeline was a young woman 29 years old when she had the accident and stopped aging.



* ProtagonistTitle: Adeline is the film's main character.
* RenaissanceMan: Due to her immortality, Adaline has done plenty of things in her life.



** Adaline is hit on by three guys at the New Year's Eve party - Dale the painter, an unnamed man suggesting she kiss a stranger, and Ellis. The last one is of course the one who becomes the main love interest. Ellis is also the third love interest Adaline has had in the story. Her husband Clarence from before she stopped ageing and then William, with whom she had a fling in the 60s.

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** Adaline is hit on by three guys at the New Year's Eve party - Dale the painter, an unnamed man suggesting she kiss a stranger, and Ellis. The last one is of course the one who becomes the main love interest. Ellis is also the third love interest Adaline has had in the story. Her husband Clarence from before she stopped ageing and then William, with whom she had a fling in the 60s.TheSixties.



* ScarsAreForever: [[spoiler:Seeing "Jenny"'s scar in the same area where Adaline's got a deep wound is what clues William that the women are the same person.]]



* SecondLove: Kathy was this for William, after Adaline broke his heart.

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* SecondLove: Kathy was this for William, after Adaline broke his heart. [[spoiler:William himself is this to Adeline, the first being Flemming's father. Ellis is her third and final.]]



* TheSixties: Adaline and William's romance happened in that decade, judging by the fashions and hairstyles.



* StatuesqueStunner: The beautiful Adaline stands 5'10.
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: Adaline after gaining immortality, to the point where she has to disappear.



* WalkingTheEarth: Adaline has lived all over the United States and the farthest that she's traveled was England and France.



* WorldTraveler: Adaline has lived all over the United States and the farthest that she's traveled was England and France.


* ShipperOnDeck: Kiki is this for {{spoiler: Ellis and Adaline}} even Flemming when she finds out

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* ShipperOnDeck: Kiki is this for {{spoiler: [[spoiler: Ellis and Adaline}} Adaline]] even Flemming when she finds out

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Adaline, to the point where she has to disappear
* BirthdayHater: Present day Adaline shows some of this


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* InformedAbility: Adaline is described as being fluent in six or seven languages. Other than being a native English speaker, the most we get to see is her translating some Italian and speaking in Portugese over the phone.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Kiki is this for {{spoiler: Ellis and Adaline}} even Flemming when she finds out


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* WorldTraveler: Adaline has lived all over the United States and the farthest that she's traveled was England and France.

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* CostumePorn: Adaline acquires quite the wardrobe over the years


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* {{Motif}}: Stars, comets, and constellations frequently appear


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* SceneryPorn: The many shots of San Francisco

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*GoodParents: Adaline to Flemming, all circumstances given. Also Ellis' parents


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* HeroesLoveDogs: Adaline's spaniel, Reese, appears to be one out of many dogs she's had over the years


* WomanInBlack: Adaline dons an elegant black evening gown for the New Year's Party where she first meets Ellis. While she's not an evil character, it is used to show something otherworldly about her - especially in the first shot of her walking through the lobby in it.


* BlindAndTheBeast: A variation with Adaline and her blind friend. While Adaline isn't hideous in the slightest, her friend's blindness ensures that she doesn't realize Adaline hasn't aged along with her.
* CoolOldLady: Adaline's daughter Flemming has grown old gracefully and still appears to have an active social life, and offers her mother dating advice.

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* BlindAndTheBeast: A variation with Adaline and her blind friend. While Adaline isn't hideous in the slightest, her friend's blindness ensures that she doesn't realize Adaline hasn't aged along with her.
her. It's implied she's one of the few people Adaline has kept in contact with, precisely for this reason.
* CoolOldLady: Adaline's daughter Flemming has grown old gracefully and still appears to have an active social life, and offers her mother dating advice. She also has plenty of sass.
--> '''Adaline:''' Do you not remember our little talk about sodium?
--> '''Flemming:''' (''pouring salt on her dinner'') I remember. I'm just choosing to ignore it.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: At the start Adaline warns the man making her fake ID that the little things are what catch you out. [[spoiler: A little thing like the scar on her finger is what alerts William that she and 'Jenny' are the same person]].
* HappyFlashback: To William and Adaline's first meeting and their happy relationship.



* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Adaline falls in love and it's implied she'll get to grow old with the son of William, the one man she told her real name and nearly married]].



* RuleOfThree:
** Adaline is hit on by three guys at the New Year's Eve party - Dale the painter, an unnamed man suggesting she kiss a stranger, and Ellis. The last one is of course the one who becomes the main love interest. Ellis is also the third love interest Adaline has had in the story. Her husband Clarence from before she stopped ageing and then William, with whom she had a fling in the 60s.
** Adaline also has three different aliases that we know about in the film. She's currently going by Jenny, her older blind friend knows her as Amanda, and her next planned one is Susan.
* SecondLove: Kathy was this for William, after Adaline broke his heart.



* TheSixties: Adaline and William's romance happened in that decade, judging by the fashions and hairstyles.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Adaline's immortality forces her to become reclusive, constantly on the move, and shut herself off from being close to anyone.

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* TroubledBackStoryFlashback: The loss of her husband, the accident that stopped her ageing and her eventual going into hiding is relayed while Adaline watches old newsreel footage.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Adaline's immortality forces her to become reclusive, constantly on the move, and shut herself off from being close to anyone. [[spoiler: Her happy ending is discovering that she has started ageing again]].
* WomanInBlack: Adaline dons an elegant black evening gown for the New Year's Party where she first meets Ellis. While she's not an evil character, it is used to show something otherworldly about her - especially in the first shot of her walking through the lobby in it.


Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Michiel Huisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.

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Adaline (Lively) dies at the age of 29 after crashing her car into a freezing River in 1937. She is then resurrected by a bolt of [[LightningCanDoAnything lightning]] but discovers that she does not age normally. Nearly eight decades later, she meets and falls in love with Ellis (Michiel Huisman) (Creator/MichielHuisman) but resists his attempts to woo her, fearing that she will outlive him.

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