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What is Blake Lively doing in "The Age of Adaline"? I'm not asking what the former "Gossip Girl" is doing headlining a movie. (To quote a group of girls sitting near me at the screening: "I like her because she's so pretty.") I'm asking what the hell is she doing in the movie? As Adaline, who's cursed with the tragedy of being young and beautiful forever, Lively delivers every line with an arrogant remove, like someone just asked to kiss her hand. It doesn't make her seem grand, like, "Oh, I really believe that inside Adaline is 107, even though she permanently looks 29." It's more like, "Is she speaking softly and annoyingly because she's worried about breaking an imaginary egg?" It might be the most sepia-toned performance I've ever seen. Read more