March 5, 2011
Review - " The Adjustment Bureau " - (in theaters) By Roland Hansen
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Matt Damon stars in the leading role as David Norris, a politician who catches a glimpse of the fate of his future one day after
taking a bus ride and decides that he does not want to follow that plan. On the night of his loss for a U.S. Senate seat while
David (Damon) prepares his speech, he meets a gorgeous ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), who captures his heart
and sparks feelings he has never felt.
When David begins to realize that Elise is the woman of his
dreams, the mysterious men from the agency of The
Adjustment Bureau strive to keep David and Elise apart. The
agents from The Adjustment Bureau are the controllers of fate
itself and are trying to do everything in their power to prevent
David and Elise from being together in order to keep them on
the predetermined path that was created for them. This
predetermined path will take both David and Elise to the top
of mastering their careers.
The Adjustment Bureau takes on a God-like approach when it
refers to the head of the bureau as “The Chairman.” This
chairman is the only one who has the power to create and
change the plan for everyone, this plan is monitored by the
agents of The Adjustment Bureau or as some may see them
as a type of guardian angel whose single purpose is to make
sure everyone’s fate goes according to the plan “The Chairman” created.
When agent Harry Mitchell (Anthony Mackie) of The Adjustment Bureau gives David options toward changing his fate, David
is forced to either let Elise go and receive his predetermined path or risk his life and all he has worked for to resist fate and
start a life with the woman of his dreams.
The Adjustment Bureau causes its viewers to reach deep into their imagination for the agents of The Adjustment Bureau
wear magic hats that allow them to step into doors that lead to different destinations through the streets of New York City.
These magic hats play a key role in David choosing between fate and free will.
The Adjustment Bureau
directed by: George Nolfi
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, John Slattery,
Anthony Mackie, and Jon Stewart.
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us?
Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man
who glimpses the future 'Fate' has planned for him and realizes he
wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman
he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-
day New York.
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
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.
The Adjustment Bureau puts a suspenseful twist to the classic
love story challenging you to choose between fate’s plan and the
right to exercise your own free will in the game of love.
Directed by George Nolfi and based on a short story by
Philip K. Dick, The Adjustment Bureau is a must see movie,
with the strong on scene chemistry provided between
Damon and Blunt; both male and female moviegoers will
leave the theater knowing that the heart wants what it wants
and no seen and unseen forces can destroy that need.
The Adjustment Bureau is a well-paced, well-balanced, and
artful sci-fi thriller that doesn't feel the need to lob fistfights
or car chases at you in order to entertain. It was by far the
best movie I watched this weekend, possibly even this year.