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Ryan Reynolds Reveals 'Emotional' Family Connection To The Adam Project Ending

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Ryan Reynolds Reveals 'Emotional' Family Connection To The Adam Project Ending

Actor Ryan Reynolds has opened up about the ending scenes of his new time-travel movie The Adam Project, which is currently streaming on Netflix.

In the film, Reynolds plays Adam, a pilot who travels back in time to save his wife (Zoe Saldana). Now in the past he meets his younger self (Walker Scobell) and late father (Mark Ruffalo).

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The film ends with Adam having saved the day and defeated the villainous Maya Sorian (Catherine Keener).

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Before returning to the future, Adam has a last game of catch with his father.

The two Adams with their father. Credit: Netflix.
The two Adams with their father. Credit: Netflix.

In an interview with Collider, Reynolds opened up about the emotional impact of this scene, and how it was influenced by his own memories of his later father:

"All I had to do literally is just look at Mark and feel everything, every unrequited moment I've ever had with my own father in real life. Truly, I felt so lucky to be working with someone like Mark Ruffalo, who is as good, if not better than everyone already knows him to be.

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"And then the catch stuff, that's all for me is incredibly resonant. That is how I connected with my father. When my father, who's now been dead for six, seven years, all of my memories that are beautiful with my father are us having a catch on the lawn. That is in the movie, but that's also true of my real life, which is my dad always had time for that."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Reynolds continued, saying: "Even though we didn't see eye to eye on just about everything, we always had time for that... But I just think there's something so magical about and such wish fulfillment about me, I would love, I would kill, I would do anything to have a catch with my old man when he's my age or around that time right now, to be out on a lawn and throw a ball with him."

Reynolds identifies the father-son relationship as one of the things that drew him to the film.

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Talking about this the film’s director Shawn Levy added:

"Well, it's certainly a big part of why we wanted to make this movie and why we feel really lucky that we did."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

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Isobel Pankhurst
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