December 10, 2023

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by Dianna Ranere

Review | The Adam Project Takes You on an Emotional Trip Through Time

I had the opportunity to screen his movie before the premiere and I adored it. I knew going in that I was biased with his cast, come on Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldaña! What kind of magical cast is that??

The Adam Project

So in The Adam Project, a time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future. The younger self is played by Walker Scobell who is amazingly talented and I enjoyed his scenes immensely.

The film itself is directed by Shawn Levy of Stranger Things fame, and you can tell. It gives you that old-school 80s adventure feel much like Stranger Things gives. It’s definitely a vibe that I enjoy.

The Adam Project (L to R) Ryan Reynolds as Big Adam and Walker Scobell as Young Adam. Cr. Netflix © 2022

In this film, young Adam Reed has lost his father and is living with his mother (Jennifer Garner) who both are trying to cope with the loss. This loss plays a huge part in why Adam gets in trouble at school, is the target of school bullies, and has a contentious relationship with his mother.

Then one night, he hears noises coming from outside, and in short, meets himself, a time-traveling adult version of himself in the form of Ryan Reynolds. For me, this and subsequent scenes where grown-up Adam meets his Mom reminds me so much of Back To The Future, which I appreciated. Again, this film really gives off a retro vibe.

In short, and without giving too much away, grown-up Adam, (Reynolds) needs his younger self to save his wife (Saldaña) from a former co-worker of his Dads that has gone rogue. There is lots of action and adventure, humor, and even some emotional moments. Everything you want in a film. Check it out this Friday, March 11th on Netflix.

THE ADAM PROJECT  launches globally on Netflix on March 11.

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