A rare film that highlights the importance of family, compassion, and forgiveness is coming to Netflix this month. “The Adam Project” is directed by Shawn Levy and stars Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Zoe Saldaña, and Mark Ruffalo. Garner shared that the film is meaningful for parents and children who go through life sometimes questioning their decisions and actions all while trying to do the right thing and the best they can.
According to The Christian Post, “the film follows Adam, a time-traveling fighter pilot (Reynolds) who accidentally crash-lands in 2022, stumbling upon his 23-year-old self (Walker Scobell). The two Adams team up with their late father (Ruffalo) on a daring mission to save the future. But along the way, Adam is forced to reckon with his past and make peace with his history. Garner plays Adam’s mother, Ellie, who desperately loves her son and struggles to parent him following the loss of her husband.”
In an interview with The Christian Post, Garner explained that it was not difficult for her to take on this role as a mother of two herself. She explains that she can relate to wanting to take back moments where maybe she acted in a way that could have been different, and there are many parents who likely feel the same. Though the film highlights Adam’s mother, the storyline reveals the importance of a father’s role in his son’s life.
Although “The Adam Project” is not a faith-based film, it emphasizes familial values that are rare to find in motion pictures today. Themes of the film include family, forgiveness, and compassion which encourages families to build strong connections and supportive relationships. Levy explained that he was “blown away by the reaction he’s received from the film and how it’s already impacting families across the country.” The movie has had positive reactions with viewers sharing that it made them call a parent to say ‘thank you’ or just reconnect.