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The Adjustment Bureau
Fight for your fate.
A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.
The high-concept plot of The Adjustment Bureau isn't the most alluring thing in the film. It's an interesting science fiction thriller that's actually dominated by a romance that convinces from its very inception. Starring Matt Damon, (for once not breaking other people's limbs and playing the hardman) this sees a chance encounter with a beautiful woman and a passionate kiss that will change his life forever. If you believe in falling in love instantly then you will invest in this film, and with Emily Blunt playing the object of Damon's affection with a coy playful sexiness, it's hard not to become emotionally involved.
Damon plays a young congressman whose life is being controlled (just like everyone else's) by The Adjustment…
The Adjustment Boreau, more like.
Maybe a bit harsh but I couldn't think of a play on the title that could allow me to use the word 'mediocre'. Will accept suggestions and steal them for future usage.
There are only two REALLY good things about The Adjustment Bureau. The first 20 minutes or so are great. I really enjoyed the montage of clips detailing Matt Damon's political travails and the setting up of the story in general. I thought this was really done and that they were about to set up a film that would turn out to be pretty great overall. That never happened.
There's also Damon and Emily Blunt. Singularly I really, really like them…
This is how the film was sold to me on my TV Guide... "Thriller (2011). A politician is attracted to a dancer he meets at a pivotal moment in his life, but finds his every effort to get to know her is thwarted by a group of mysterious men. He realises these shadowy figures are manipulating him and moving him toward a predetermined fate, which he resolves to fight. Sci-fi thriller, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt."
Can you see how I may have expected more from this movie? This was nothing more than a Sunday afternoon romance film with an extremely cheesy sci-fi element to it - and an element that I found almost impossible to buy into at…
Heavy-handed, clumsy and full of clichés, George Nolfi's adaptation of Philip K. Dicks short story is a wholly underwhelming experience. Having not read the original take it is hard to know for sure but given the author's penchant for the more sinister, darker side of human nature, you can imagine the tone and more importantly, the complexity, was nowhere approaching this kind of tripe.
The idea behind the story is a good one, that we may not be the masters of our own destiny after all, our free will restricted by unseen forces who plan our predestined routes through life. If we were to challenge the paths set out for us, then what would be the changes or consequences caused…
Typically films with high concept plots get by on the hook of the concept alone yet despite The Adjustment Bureau having a compelling conceit it is actually the chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt that not only draws you in but provides the whole momentum for the movie. And this chemistry is crucial because you have to buy into their instant love for each other and for the most part you do. The Adjustment Bureau elements are neatly handled and pleasingly efficient (they could have so easily dominated the entire film but the central relationship is given time to breathe and develop). The supporting cast are solid but that is to be expected when you cast the likes of…
I liked the premise here just not the execution. The story needed to be tighter, the characters accepted strange things too easily, and it needed more details. It felt too loose if that makes sense.
There were things to like. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt had good chemistry, the concept was interesting, and their characters were likable. The filmmakers just failed at successfully making it all work together in my opinion. With a little more attention to detail this could have been an excellent Sci Fi film. Instead it's watchable but pretty average overall.
Thanks to the Chairman, that I didn't watch the trailer, because at first I thought this might be a political drama.
Harry: People who realize freewill is a gift that you'll never know how to use until you fight for it. I think that's the chairman's real plan. That maybe one day, we won't write the plan, you will.
Special Thanks: The Chairman
Much more better than it seems
I think this is a very underrated film
love transcends men in suits
The Adjustment Bureau er en af de mest fantastiske kærlighedshistorier jeg nogensinde har set. Den er uendelig smuk, og rørende uden at blive for meget.
Filmen har et meget interessant plot, der får mange nok virker super latterligt fordi det er så over-the-top konspirations-agtigt. Men ved at putte den enkle kærlighedshistorie i centrum af historien, lykkedes det filmen at finde en mening med alt kaoset, på en måde.
Jeg er én af de personer der synes at konspirationshistorien ikke er så latterlig endda, og faktisk synes den er meget interessant. Ikke at jeg er en person der tankeløst tror på alle teorier, jeg siger bare at det er en rigtig sjov og smart idé. Det er der nok mange mennesker…
did it for emily blunt
The Adjustment Bureau was a film that would have passed me by, and mostly because of its marketing, trying to attach it to the likes of the Bourne films, which, to say I I was tired of by the time this film came out, is an understatement. It wasn't until I learned that the film was an adaptation of a Phillip K (Who are we? Who are they? Who is really in control) Dick, that I finally raised an inquisitive eyebrow and thought its time to take a look.
Matt Damon is... well... Matt Damon here, nothing new or outstanding in his performance, and Emily Blunt is ok in her supporting role as the two could be lovers who feel…
Good concept, but end was little lazy and predictable.
Saw this on a date.
It was pretty good.
Although I forgot about this movie until just this moment...
Starring Matt Damon. This film has made me love Matt more than ever. I have always admired Matt Damon disappearing in his roles, making them look almost real and living characters. I must appreciate the thriller of the film, a typical sensational movie that often looks a milestone in coming years. Matt Damon's character somewhat reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest starring Cary Grant. Cinematography work and Editing has been excellent.
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