What if you could go back in time and meet your younger self, and make your peace with the parents we failed to understand when we were growing up? “The Adam Project” shows us a world in which time travel allows just that. The sci-fi film follows Adam Reed, a time-travelling pilot who teams up with his 12-year-old self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
An earnest and captivating story where the value of family takes centre stage, this intergalactic adventure serves us some memorable lines that will surely come in handy in everyday life no matter the situation – be it heartfelt moments with your mama to scenarios where a healthy dose of snarky sarcasm ala Ryan Reynolds warrants itself.
Here are 6 phrases that are too great not to repeat and when to use them:
“Ever have a thought and not let it come out of your mouth? Could be fun to just keep it in. ” — Big Adam (Ryan Reynolds).
We all have that one best friend in our lives who we love deeply but talks non-stop without skipping a breath, leaving you little to no chance to even get a word in. Don’t feel shy about pulling out this line, and extra points if you deliver it with just enough sarcasm ala Ryan Reynolds for an added comedic flair.
“Mankind has no business tampering with the mechanics of the universe.” — Louis Reed (Mark Ruffalo).
This one is for our sensible friends. The ones who would rather wait by the food stall at theme parks instead of volunteering to ride on the fastest roller coaster in proximity. The ones that prefer to be grounded instead of jumping out from a flying plane with just a parachute strapped to their backs. These are for the people who are constantly pestered by those around them to take a ride on a wild side but rather not. We hear you, we see you.
“Make good choices, okay?” — Young Adam (Walker Scobell).
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…our lives are full of them, from the mundane choice of what to have for lunch to life-changing ones like who to swipe right, and put a ring on. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons, and consider all possibilities before you make the right choice.
“Your cooking makes you a borderline serial killer but the rest of you is pretty awesome.” — Ellie Reed (Jennifer Garner).
It is often said that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. Cooking can be one of the most romantic things a partner can do but hey, not everyone is gifted in the same way, and their inability to excite your taste buds shouldn’t be a reason for you to love them any less. Best served with empathy and humour, drop this line when you want to save your stomach without hurting any feelings.
“It’s like I traded my brain for those muscles” — Young Adam Reed (Walker Scobell).
We’ve all slipped up and said things that were not representative of our intelligence. It happens, we’re only human. Sometimes the best way to move forward is simply to laugh at your mistakes and a little bit of self-deprecating humour goes a long way.
“I love you too Mom, more than I know” — Ellie Reed (Jennifer Garner).
If you have a mama, say this to her all day, everyday, and mean it too! It’s all she wants and deserves to hear for the rest of her life. Now, go and make your mama proud.
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Our favourite quote: “Boys always come back for their mamas.”
Ryan Reynolds recently shared that a personal tragedy of his dad’s passing inspired the bar scene with Jennifer Garner. “There’s a line in there that is from my real life, which is that ‘boys always come back for their mamas.’ And that’s very true when my dad passed away. I’m one of four boys and it was just like this circling the wagons around my mom. We really all came back for her in a way that I know was incredibly meaningful to her. And to this day she still talks about it,” he told EW.
“The Adam Project” is currently streaming on Netflix.
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