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March 11, 2022

In ‘The Adam Project,' a blockbuster therapy session

AP Film Writer

Pathos and action are found in equal parts in “ The Adam Project,” the latest attempt by Netflix to create the kind of throwback blockbuster that you might have paid to see in movie theaters.

Starring Ryan Reynolds as a time traveling pilot and directed by Shawn Levy, the movie takes the old cliche about what you'd tell your younger self and adds PG-13 snark, space action, “Guardians of the Galaxy” energy, a megalomaniac businesswoman, a dead father and a lost love to the mix. And it's pretty satisfying popcorn fare with some genuinely affecting beats. All that's missing is some Harry Chapin.

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