This crazy theory is incredibly fun and just might make sense. Whoever thought that Adele and Nicolas Cage would have some sort of weird connection? Well, PikeDeckard on reddit seems to have put two and two together, so get ready to have your mind blown.
If you've never watched the film The Family Man, this heartfelt trailer might get you caught up to speed:
PikeDeckard broke down the beginning of Adele's now-classic song and explained the lyric's paralleling story.
Hello, it's me. I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet to go over everything.
Two separate scenes from the film reflect these lyrics: First, when the Kate Reynolds (Téa Leoni) calls Jack (Nicolas Cage). In a later scene, Jack asks her to go out for a cup of coffee "to go over everything."
They say that time's supposed to heal ya, but I ain't done much healing.
After thirteen years, it is apparent that Jack is not healed.
There's such a difference between us and a million miles.
This refers to the fact that Jack did go to London, which represents the "miles" of difference between them. It also refers to the person Jack could have been if he had stayed with Kate.
At least I can say that I've tried to tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart. But it don't matter, it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore.
Jack broke Kate's heart years prior at the airport and he realizes how much he regrets doing it. But at the same time, she seems fine, as she even says something along the lines of "Jack, that was a long time ago. I'm fine."
I hope that you're well. Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?
Compared to the luxurious New York lifestyle that Jack lives, the Jersey family-filled suburb town seems to be a place where nothing ever happened or happens.
It's no secret that both of us are running out of time.
Jack and Kate have gotten older and have been very much focused on their careers. They are running out of time to reconnect, fall in love, start a family, and grow old together.
Adele's references to "the outside" or the "other side" follows Jack's experience into the alternate universe.
And what may seem like the trippy cherry on top of the mind-blowing sundae, the secretary that works in Jack's office is named Adelle.
She may spell it a little differently, but still. Seems like this fun theory all comes full circle.