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Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Walker Scobell, Alex Mallari Jr.
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Netflix sci-fi action adventure comedy directed by Shawn Levy. The Adam Project (2022) follows Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds), a time-traveling fighter pilot, who after accidentally crash-landing in 2022, teams up with his 12 year-old self (Walker Scobell), and his late father (Mark Ruffalo), to set off on a mission to save the future while coming to terms with his past.
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Maya Sorian: [over comms] What are you doing, Captain?
Big Adam: Well, I think it’s pretty obvious. I’m stealing this jet.
Maya Sorian: I think it’s pretty obvious you’re trying to. You know I can track your jump.
Big Adam: Yeah, but you know that I know that. So one of us doesn’t know something else, right?
Young Adam: [to Ray] Who talks like that? Did you order like a “Bully Starter Kit” on Amazon or something? I mean, do you even hear yourself? Chuck, we talked about this.
Chuck: I didn’t say anything.
Young Adam: Shut up, Chuck!
Young Adam: [referring to Ray] He was giving me crap in front of the whole class. I couldn’t just take it.
Ellie Reed: He’s twice your size.
Young Adam: Everyone is twice my size. I’ve seen babies bigger than me.
Ellie Reed: It’s the third time you’ve been suspended for fighting.
Young Adam: I know. You’d think I’d be better at it by now.
Ellie Reed: This goes on your permanent record. Do you get that? Do you care about your future? Do you? Son, you’d better start caring, because the future is coming. Sooner than you think.
Young Adam: You’re going on a date.
Ellie Reed: It’s not a date. I don’t think it’s a date.
Young Adam: Your dress thinks it is.
Young Adam: Mom, wait.
Ellie Reed: What?
Young Adam: [zips up her dress] Turn around. Make good choices, okay?
Ellie Reed: Said the boy who got suspended.
Big Adam: Take it easy.
Big Adam: [as young Adam screams and falls down] Or, you know, fall down and scream.
Young Adam: What are you doing in here?
Big Adam: Mostly bleeding.
Young Adam: That’s a lot of blood.
Big Adam: Well, I have so much more in my body.
'I am not being critical. I'm narrating.' - Louis Reed (The Adam Project) Click To Tweet
Big Adam: [referring to Ellie’s date] The guy with the mouth mullet.
Young Adam: The goatee?
Big Adam: Yeah.
Young Adam: So say goatee.
Big Adam: Yeah, he doesn’t matter.
Young Adam: None of them matter.
Big Adam: I told you to stay in the garage.
Young Adam: And let some creepy dude just wander around my house alone?
Big Adam: Yeah.
Young Adam: I don’t think so.
Big Adam: Don’t touch that.
Young Adam: I was just looking.
Big Adam: Don’t touch my stuff.
Young Adam: Is this a lightsaber?
Big Adam: No! It’s not a lightsaber.
Big Adam: [to young Adam] Enough with the bat! If I wanted to hurt you, I’d have done it already. Because if I’m being perfectly honest with myself, you have a very punchable face.
'We did happen. Every moment we ever had will always have happened. Even if we correct the time stream, somewhere in us will be the echo of this one. And we will find each other.' - Laura (The Adam Project) Click To Tweet
Big Adam: That bullet went straight through. That’s good. That’s cool.
Young Adam: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Bullet? You were shot?
Big Adam: Yeah. No, actually. No. No. I was stabbed with a bullet. What do you think, you moron?
Young Adam: I’m a moron? You’re the one who was shot!
Big Adam: [referring to his bullet wound] Wow. That’s weird. It farts when I cough.
Young Adam: Gross.
Big Adam: Super gross.
Big Adam: I’m going to go upstairs, I’m going to grab some stuff. Stay cool. You can trust me.
Young Adam: That’s easy for you to say. I’m the one who ends up in a therapist’s office, telling them about where the bad man touched me.
Big Adam: Oh, God! That’s where you go? Immediately? You are dark, man.
Young Adam: Who even are you?
Big Adam: That is classified.
Young Adam: Why are you here?
Big Adam: Also classified.
Young Adam: Are you in the air force?
Big Adam: When I say “classified”, what does your brain hear? Chocolate?
Young Adam: How do you know my name?
Big Adam: You’re Adam Reed. Born February 10th, 2010. Your parents are Ellie and Louis Reed. Louis would’ve died about a year ago. You don’t play any sports because of an acute asthmatic condition. Plus, you’re freakishly small for a twelve year-old. You go to Franklin Middle School, where you’ve been suspended two, maybe three times for fighting, which is ironic because you can’t fight to save your life.
Young Adam, Big Adam: [as the dog is barking at them] Hawking! Zip it!
'When a bad idea is the only idea, it becomes a great idea.' - Big Adam (The Adam Project) Click To Tweet
Young Adam: How do you know my dog’s name?
Big Adam: Because I named him.
Big Adam: [grabs young Adam as he’s about to pass out] Where are you going?
Young Adam: When I was seven, I ran into a table on the patio. I got twelve stitches.
Big Adam, Young Adam: [they both point to their chin] Right here.
Young Adam: You knew how to get into my dad’s garage. You knew how to close the fridge. You knew how to time my breathing. We have the same scar. And you’re wearing my dad’s watch. This watch.
Big Adam: This watch.
Young Adam: You’re me. Holy sh…
Big Adam: That’s classified. But, yes. I once was.
Young Adam: I can’t believe you’re future me.
Big Adam: Okay, you came to terms with that pretty quickly, didn’t you? It’s a little disturbing actually.
Young Adam: So why are you here?
Big Adam: Rescue mission. I wasn’t supposed to land here. I was aiming for 2018. I need to get there as soon as possible.
Young Adam: Who were you trying to save in 2018?
Big Adam: Really?
'Babies are pure love. They grow into teenagers, who grow into be assassins of happiness.' - Ellie Reed (The Adam Project) Click To Tweet
Big Adam: [inside the jet] I don’t know what that is, but when is a flashing red light ever good?
Big Adam: I know you want to touch all the pretty buttons with your sticky little child fingers, but the reactor has a quantum signature. You fire it up, they can find us. If they’re here.
Young Adam: Who are “they”?
Big Adam: I’m glad that you didn’t ask me that, because “they” are classified.
Young Adam: Come on. I already know you’re from the future.
Big Adam: Believe me, I regret that. I had no intention of coming back to revisit this.
Young Adam: Do you remember this?
Big Adam: Remember what?
Young Adam: This. Right here, right now. You being here in 2022?
Big Adam: Okay, I know where you’re going with this. You’re wasting your time.
Young Adam: I mean, if this is happening to me, that means it already happened to you. Right? Unless it works more like a multiverse, where each ripple creates an alternate timeline.
Big Adam: It’s not a multiverse! My God, we watched too many movies.
Big Adam: The prevailing wisdom is that when I go back to my fixed time, my memory, our memories, they reform, they reconcile. But not while I’m here.
Young Adam: Fixed time? What’s that?
Big Adam: There’s only one place in time where you belong on a quantum level, where you’re not screwing around with the cosmos like I am. That is your fixed time. Where you actually belong.
Young Adam: So by being here, and telling me this, you may have just changed my whole future?
Big Adam: Honestly? Your future is pretty tragic either way. I’m kidding! I’m kidding. I’m not kidding. I’m kidding. Let’s go.
Young Adam: So what happens now?
Big Adam: Nothing. I’m just going to lay down. Let this bullet wound heal. Think about some key investment opportunities for your future.
Young Adam: Wait, like Biff from Back to the…
Big Adam: Are you out of your tiny mind? Get back in the house before our mother gets home, and don’t make it weird.
Young Adam: Dad’s favorite song.
Big Adam: Yeah, me too. See, we agreed on something. Maybe the only thing.