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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).
The film ends with Adam having saved the day and defeated the villainous Maya Sorian (Catherine Keener).
Before returning to the future, Adam has a last game of catch with his father.
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.
"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."
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.
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."
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