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Plot: Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York the only woman he's ever loved. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) - a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself - the men of The Adjustment Bureau - who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. Runtime: 99 mins Release Date: 03 Mar 2011
Refreshing and Intriguing (by andrew_a_dawson-973-23854)
I was invited today to see an Advance Screening of this movie by a a friend and was excited to find out it was this movie. I had seen the preview during the commercial break from one of my TV shows that I follow and it seemed promising.In a movie world today where everything released just seems to be sequel after sequel and remake after remake, I found this movie original and thought provoking. With a combination of elements that included thriller and science fiction themes, and then adding in a spiritual and romance side of things as well, this movie had it all.I thought Matt Damon was <more>
excellent in his role and I was captivated for the whole movie in its concept it was drawing onto between fate and free will.It is my hope many people will show up to see this movie. I loved it and know that I will definitely buy it when it's released on DVD in the future.Oh and the theater I saw it in had a couple of hundred people watching it and they erupted into applause at the end. How often does that happen these days at the end of movies? Hopefully that tells you how great this movie was!
Finally, a GOOD sci-fi movie, with everything else mixed in (by breezymoon1)
Sci-fi and fantasy is my favorite genre, because they can do so many more things with them. It's definitely not the same old, same old. However, I wish 80% of sci-fi and fantasy movies were NOT made, because they do them so badly, ruining most viewers for the super natural. If you're not going to do it well, don't do it at all, Hollywood. I wish they'd make hundreds more like this! It would make people who hate sci-fi realize that they only hate BAD sci-fi.Adjustment bureau had everything. Sci-fi, mystery, drama, romance and twists and turns. It kept you enthralled from the <more>
moment you sat down, regardless if you are a sci-fi fan or not. It was beautifully done, kept you captivated, and made you think a bit. You can see the decisions Matt Damon's character has to make when he realizes what his choices will lead to. It was very thought-provoking. It makes you ponder life, and where it would have taken us if our choices would have differed just a little bit. The actors did a great job, you could identify with them, and even like them. I've never been a huge Matt Damon fan, but he did such a great job as a politician, I'd vote for him. Definitely a like-able character, along with the rest. In short, my husband and I LOVED this film, we talked about it afterwards more than most movies as it was thought-provoking and poignant. Finally, a fabulous sci-fi. Keep them coming like this please, Hollywood!
In case you are not aware of it, this makes Phillip K. Dick officially one of the most influential storytellers in the last 50 years. (by fredericksmith1952)
In case you are not aware of it, this makes Phillip K. Dick officially one of the most influential storytellers in the last 50 years. His books have inspired such Sci Fi classics as Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, and now, the Adjustment Bureau. At least 19 films and television episodes have been created from his works.The story is an interesting take on the notion there is a God in the universe who is carefully directing the actions and happenings on the planet. Here, of course, the element of 'faith' is removed and instead the Chairman makes plans and has the Adjustment <more>
Bureau to make sure the plans are kept on track. These 'agents' merely interfere when they need to, making suggestions that set actions in place. Theology is not in the plan, just a pattern to prevent mankind from becoming extinct by their own hand.This is a different type of Sci Fi film, and it would take an actor with the flexibility of Matt Damon to play David Norris. His confident yet humble portrayal of the politician is riveting and interesting throughout. Emily Blunt portrays the blossoming ballerina with verve and appeal, sort of a cross between the focused artist and the determined woman who puts her career ahead of herself. Anthony Mackie and John Slattery work well as the adjustment agents sent to sidetrack Norris from reaching Elise.Overall, the film moves well, offers some interesting twists, and allows us the interesting perspective of predestination without the burden of deity. Rated PG-13 for language, some sexuality, and a few brief scenes of violence, I personally can't think of a single scene that would be too intense for a ten year old. Collectible is a little early to say, but certainly a film you will want to see again.
We loved it! Imaginative, Romantic, Intriguing (by dapplegrey13)
I was invited to a free screening with a big group of friends in Atlanta. I thought it might be right up my alley and it definitely WAS. It's similar to "Inception" one of my very favorites , but simpler.This fantasy-suspense-action-love story is very intriguing and ROMANTIC. I don't think any of us have seen Matt Damon be this passionate about a woman in film before. THIS is the very best Matt Damon I've ever seen -- he is at his most charming, lovable, and most moving here. And that's coming from a big fan of the Bourne Identity films, The Departed, The Talented <more>
Mr. Ripley, Rounders, and many other Damon films.The Adjustment Bureau has a great supporting cast. Emily Blunt was delightful and mysterious..... There were quite a few laughs as well as some gasps from our audience a packed house, too. Most importantly, the STORY is intriguing. Yes, that's what makes the film unforgettable is simply the story. It's imaginative and very well-written.It's a family-friendly film as best I remember --maybe PG-13 because of some almost-nudity; but no swearing, no gore, no bad scares, and no drugs or alcohol. It's all suspense, charm, intrigue, action, and romance!If you are not a fan of The Matrix, Inception, Moon, Memento, or other fantasy type mind-benders, then you may not enjoy this film. We loved it though. We heard rave reviews from other audience members afterward, too.
How far would you go to be with the love of your life? (by xwingz)
The Adjustment Bureau, written and directed by George Nolfi based on a short story by the name of Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick, is about how much one would be willing to sacrifice in the name of love. Matt Damon plays David Norris, a young, ambitious, idealistic Congressman seeking election for a seat in the Senate. However, upon a short encounter with Elise Emily Blunt , when they share a brief but meaningful kiss, David realizes his true love lies with Elise, not at the hands of registered voters of New York City. The adjustment bureau quickly notices the spark, and was determined to <more>
separate the two lovers because according to "the plan", their love was never meant to be. David, however, refuses to back down, and fights against his fate to be with the one he loves. What makes The Adjustment Bureau a truly great movie is that it sends a powerful message: don't be afraid to go after what you want. Even if it means going against the will of a powerful, if not divine being. The movie makes it no secret that "the chairman" is a symbolism for God, and the people of the adjustment bureau are His angels "we've been called that angels ", says Harry Mitchell, a member of the adjustment bureau in one scene . However, in the film, even God is not all powerful, as He only has limited enforcers in the adjustment bureau, so if a nuclear warfare were to break out, even He could not prevent the catastrophe that would follow. The film also makes a strong case that free will does take its toll. As Thomson, another adjustment bureau member reminds us in another scene, that although "the chairman" has blessed us with the gifts of intellect and reason, it was those same gifts that caused the world to be on the brink of destruction during the Cuban missile crisis. To add additional pressure for David to keep away from Elise, Thomson informs David that if he chooses to be with her, not only will it ruin his dream, but will also ruin her dream she is fated to be a famous dancer, and then a famous choreographer . As if to add insult to injury, Thomson flexes his muscle, causing Elise to sprain her ankle, then telling David that he is the one to blame for her injury. After a few twists and turns, the film reaches its climax with a showdown between David and the Thomson, which was very exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat as did all other parts of the movie , I have to admit that the resolution was a bit of a cop out I won't ruin it for you . In fact, if the movie had a resolution that was as epic as the rest of the storyline, I would not hesitate to give it 10/10 stars. Unfortunately, the ending did disappoint me a great deal, so as it stands, I'm giving it a 9/10. As a final note, I would like to say that you were planning on watching this movie at all, you almost certainly should see it in the theater. Director George Nolfi FYI, this is his first movie as director incorporates beautiful cinematography, as well as great sound mixing or is it sound editing? I'm not sure . I especially loved the clicking noise of the dressing shoes of Thomson and his enforcers against the tile floor as they chase down David to set him on his "correct" path. The noise was complimented by their perfect formation, as they all send a clear message: we are the ones in charge, and we WILL hunt you down.
Just got back from an advanced screening here in Virginia and all I can say right now is, wow. It took it a little bit to start off, but when it did, it hit. Hard. Like, getting ran over by a truck or thrown up a flight of stairs only to fall back down them..after getting hit by a truck. This is great quality and trumps anything I have seen lately. The performances were stellar and, well, I could actually put up with Damon. Granted, I do wish Terence Stamp was in it a bit more, but he serves his purpose. John Slattery and his misfortune brought my crowd a bunch of laughs. All in all, I plan <more>
on seeing this again as soon as I get the opportunity.If and when you get the chance to see it, I highly recommend you do.
A well made and more thoughtful film that you might be expecting (by julian-mumford)
What if your own free will was nothing of the sort. Every move you made was in accordance with a master plan, any kinks or imperfections "adjusted" by persons unknown, constantly on hand to ensure you stayed on track.Many people might assume that their lives are quite the reverse, with all the bad decisions they have made, anything resembling a master plan is unlikely.David Norris Matt Damon is a rising New York Congressman with his heart set on becoming a young Senator, everything is going according to plan until he meets the beautiful quirky ballerina, Elise Emily Blunt in a <more>
mens restroom.Elise inspires him in ways that he could not have imagined but any longer term relationship is not part of the plan the "Men in Grey" have mapped out. They do not like their careful plans messed with, ever. Although they do get to wear Trilby's, which not only look cool but are also a necessary tool for their profession.The many scenes between Blunt and Damon are very believable and natural, real chemistry in action and is fun to watch. Blunt is a breath of fresh air in the congressman's driven life, living more in the moment than he possibly ever did before.Just when you think the film will descend into a smorgasbord of special effects, the story goes into the opposite direction. A thoughtful and character driven piece about choices and the ripple effect each path taken, or not taken, has on your own and other peoples lives.Terence Stamp, still with one of the best voices in the business, together with Anthony Mackie & John Slattery, do good work as the agents attempting to get everything back on track.There are some good lines and Damon can play an aspiring politician with ease, no doubt he could be one in real life if he chose to move in that direction.The central question of defining who we are by the choices we make is explored and it is good to see another movie messing with our heads, if only just a little. If we have no free will are we still the people we thought we were, very deep but don't panic, the film does not get too caught up in this existentialism.The action is limited, there are no cars exploding and the body count is non existent, a refreshing change from most modern films. A film that could have been made in the 50's from a story point of view, although actually based on a short story by Phillip K Dick of "Do Androids dream of electric sheep" fame, the inspiration for "Blade Runner".Production values are good, although not of the highest flight. The costumes worn by the adjustment police are rather dodgy and look like guys with spare motorcycle helmets sprayed black. Not what you would expect in a big budget Hollywood movie, a small point but quite noticeable.Similar to many films of this genre, the movie has to decide how to wrap everything up neatly. The final reel is perhaps a little disappointing but that depends on how you would want the film to end, somehow it feels that the easier option was taken.Summary A well made and more thoughtful film than you might be expecting.Well acted with a believable romance, a light dusting of Sci-Fi and a great story. "Inception" lite perhaps, which is certainly recommendation enough for any film.http://julesmoviereviews.blogspot.com/
And now something completely different... of Philip K. Dick (by saul-cepeda)
We have here smart and smooth dialog, ontological arguments, great acting, sci-fi, clever editing, space-time dimensions and an inspiring love story. After watching the trailer, when I hear Philip K. Dick + George Nolfi Bourne's Ultimatum, Ocean's 12, ¡Timeline!... , something disturbing came to my mind: a kind of Dark City-Paycheck hybrid... Nothing further from the truth.The adaptation of PKD's short stories for the screen has no newness, but do it in a completely new shape within a romantic-comedy-like film preserving all the Chaos Theory/Free Will/Determinism leitmotiv of <more>
There's a strain in the comments to the effect that the purity of Dick's message got sold out by the treatment. So I watched it with some wariness.But in the end, it worked for me. Yeah, the cinematic realization of the concept of spiritual intervention was kinda sorta klunky... Although I would be utterly tragically hip if I failed to tip my hat to the flash of campy sight-gagging on that theme! And, in the end, it was worth the investment of suspension of disbelief.Not the greatest venue for Damon's cache and skills, but not too chabby, either. At the end of the movie, I was <more>
quite touched and taken by the moral of the story. The proof lies in the following pudding: Given that there is no Adjustment Bureau, does the moral still ring true?*** Spoiler Alert ***. . ."Waking Life" said that "dream is destiny". But is Dick and this movie more aware of the underlying truth? Is the key to destiny really love?***spoilers off***: I gave this an 8 merely because I feel that psychothriller sci-fi rarely overcomes its idiomatic commitments to reality-basis to truly transcend and become timeless art. Though The Adjustment Bureau gave me a run for my money, my expectations weren't entirely exploded. If they had been, it would've gotten a 9 or 10.