Ever since we first saw the trailer for Blake Lively’s new movie The Age of Adaline, we’ve been counting down the days to its release. Well, it’s finally in theaters today, and we couldn’t be more excited. Below, we’ve got 8 reasons why we’re dying to see this time-bending romance.
1. Blake Lively’s in it… duh
Serena van der Woodsen, welcome back! We’ve missed you. While Blake was off having a baby and enjoying her blissful married life, we felt the loss. Which is why we’re ecstatic she has once again graced us with her excellence.
2. The magic
We’re up for anything with a little supernatural twist. While we don’t exactly find it believable that Adaline could cease aging, we’re willing to play along.
3. Fashion through the decades
Blake looks amazing in everything she wears, so we’re pumped to see her in styles popular throughout the decades of Adaline’s long life as a 29-year-old. It’s kind of a dream come true.
4. Adaline’s oh-so-hot love interest in all his shirtless glory
A goddess like Blake deserves an equally attractive costar. And Michiel Huisman certainly doesn’t disappoint.
5. We get to see Blake playing mom
We have no doubt that Blake is a great mom to baby James, but seeing her interact with Ellen Burstyn, who plays her elderly daughter, will give us just the proof we need.
6. It’s just plain pretty to look at
Pretty people. Pretty clothes. Pretty settings. What more could we ask for than a visual masterpiece like this?
7. Adaline is a strong and wise leading lady
While she may only look 29, Adaline has years of experience under her belt. Not only is she killer at trivia, but she’s not afraid to challenge a sexist comment or show off her Portuguese.
8. We have a feeling it’s going to be one of our all-time favorite romance movies
It’s not every day that a chick flick comes along and impresses us, but this one has all the qualities of one we’ll be adding to our list of loves.
Will you be racing to the theaters to catch The Age of Adaline this weekend, collegiettes?