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The Adjustment Bureau (2010)
Starring: Matt Damon, Anthony Mackie, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp,
Daniel Dae Kim, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, Liam
Ferguson, David Alan Basche
Directed by: George Nolfi
Opening Date: March 4th, 2011
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
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.
The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by
George Nolfi (writer of Ocean's Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne
Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Total
Recall, Minority Report and
Huge Philip K. Dick fans we may be (does that make us Dickheads as in
Deadheads?); we somehow cannot work up a lot of excitement for this movie.
Maybe because Dick’s work – Most Movie Adapted Sci-Fi Writer of All Time ™
– has been made in so many mediocre movies (Paycheck,
Next, etc.) as of late.
Perhaps we will change our minds once we have seen a trailer – who
(Ironically Dick died in relative poverty without ever having seen any
of the movies based on his stories, which makes him a bit like Mozart who,
um, died before he could get to see Amadeus . . .)
Lousy title too. Sounds like the folks you have to go see when you can’t
make your monthly mortgage payments or something.