The Adam Project Parents Guide — Some caution is advised!

The Adam Project

Time travel, space ships and lots of physics – if that is what makes your day – voila! The Adam Project. Adam Reed (Walker Scobel) ploughing through grief after his father’s death meets himself from the future (Ryan Reynolds) – a ripped version of himself on the run with a stolen jet. Tongue-in-cheek humor blended with all the sci-fi galore makes this a fun hour and a half! Just a few things you would want to watch out for if you have young children.

Parental Rating

The movie has been rated PG-13, requiring parent presence and guidance for audiences under 13 years of age. The movie has many photosensitive scenes; fights, brawls and bullying along with some sexual content and suggestive conversations.

Some caution is advised!

Violence and fighting:

The movie is basically an action based science fiction movie so expect several scenes where good guys and bad guys go at each other. The fighting scenes involve near-misses of the child in the scene in the backyard and later the violence continues at the reactor plat near the end of the movie.


There is a conversation, series of scenes where bigger boys bullying Adam and beat him up at school and outside a pharmacy. His nose bleed and he doubles over with pain. He is shown dejected and beat up after these interactions. His older self, played by Reynolds, come to his rescue and threatens the bullies who then run away. The concept would need some parental guidance while younger children watch the movie.

Suggestive Conversation:

The younger Adam, talks to his widowed mother about her going on a date. At the end of the movie they show the older Adam meets his wife for the first time and their conversation is somewhat suggestive of sexual connotation.

Some Sexual Content:

The older Adam meets his dead wife (Zoe Saldana), coming back to the past to save him. There is a scene where they feverishly make-out but any richer scenes are not shown in the film.


Many times in the movie the characters fling around s* and f* among others are they leap from one violent scene to the next! The conversations are antagonistic and at times too mature for younger audiences.

Great storyline, good humor and the cinematography is a lot of fun to watch. Ryan Reynolds is in his element with the been-there-done-that nonchalance, which a treat to watch with Mark Ruffalo is his dry typical-professor’s character. Not a drastically horrific movie to watch in a family setting but given the maturity of the language and extent of violence it would be better for parents to moderate a movie night with kids.