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8 films about weird aging, like 'The Age of Adaline'

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    ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1945)
    Oscar Wilde’s novel about a b|

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    ‘The Tin Drum’ (1979)
    A Gunter Grass satire became an appropriately|Provided

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    'The Hunger' (1983)
    He’s shuffled off by the half-hour mark so Catherine Den|MGM

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    ‘Orlando’ (1992)
    Tilda Swinton’s major breakthrough was this gutt|Provided

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    ‘Jack’ (1996)
    Debatably the worst film by a great filmmaker, Franci|Provided

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    ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ (2008)
    David Fincher exerted |Provided

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    ‘It’s Such a Beautiful Day’ (2012)
    Stick figure animator Don Hert|Don Hertzfeldt

Out this weekend is “The Age of Adaline,” a lush, minor key romantic drama about a woman (Blake Lively) who, through a bizarre happenstance, stops aging at about 29 years old. It’s hardly the first to feature a case of bizarre aging. Above you can see others through the history of film, including the 1945 film of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Tin Drum,” “The Hunger,” “Orlando,” “Jack,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “It’s Such a Beautiful Day.”


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