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The Adjustment Bureau

Featuring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt & Anthony Mackie

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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  do not listen to barack obama

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David Norris (Damon) is a dynamic young congressman running for the Senate in New York. He's going great guns at the polls until an embarrassing drunken episode makes the papers and his numbers go south. His victory party turns into a horrendous wake, but inspired by a chance meeting with a beautiful, free-spirited woman called Elise (Blunt), and with nothing to lose, David horrifies his PR minders by ripping up his platitudinous, damage-limitation speech about battling on and instead denounces all politics as nonsense. Yet his feisty sincerity captivates the public anyway and somehow his political career is back on track.

  Simple but brilliant

| | See all Ripplaydotcom's reviews (150)

Nothing especially stands out but I really enjoyed it. If you like other matt Damon films you won't be disappointed, Emily blunt as the love interest is smokingly seductive .. And the bureau characters are interesting, one thing the cover, I don't remember that red dress in the film

  Inspirational Film

| | See all stuartfear's reviews (762)

The Adjustment Bureau is a movie to be watched with an open mind, a slightly philosophical and perhaps in someways religious thought.
The story comes into light through Matt Damon's character who just happens to change his own fate and destiny. The story is an interesting one which keeps you guessing and wondering.
This movie is actually more on the concept of fate and destiny, being able and wanting to change ones own path in life. Matt Damon's romance story seems only a small factor in all of this.
Entertaining with some exciting scenes, but its more about the meaning than the actual story itself.
Recommended for a viewer who likes to think

  AMAZING !!

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i really did not think the film was going to be that good ... I was so wrong ... best film iv seen in a long time 5 stars !!!!

  A very well filmed thriller

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I've always been a fan of science fiction writer Phillip K Dick or rather the movies based on his stories. There is always an air of quality and originality surrounding movie projects based on his work. Well, mostly but The Adjustment Bureau I am happy to say ranks up there with the best of them such as Bladerunner, Total Recall and Minority Report. Like most of Dicks stories there is the question of reality, what is real? but in the case of The Adjustment Bureau, much like Total Recall, how third parties interact to change reality or a persons fate through intervention. This movie starts off pretty low key like a normal romantic drama but quickly transcends into a high tech thriller about a master plan of human existance and how each and every person on the planet has a preset chain of events in their lives that are monitored and adjusted occasionally to keep them on a set path thoughout their lives. Free will, the choices we make are an illusion. The Bureau is secret, no one knows of it's existance, until now.
This is a very well filmed story. As complicated as it might seem it is not as brain taxing as Inception and I found it easy to follow which is good as it does not detract from the pacing and enjoyment you get from the story. The special effects are not overly done and remain part of the background, not in your face, bang for your buck gimmicks but are there to drive the story along. Matt Damon is on top form as is Terrance Stamp. Emily Blunt provides a normal everyday kind of leading lady to Damon's up coming politician character making the romance between the two seem believable so that you really care about the characters.
Fans of Phillip K Dick and other movies based on his stories will love this as will fans of Inception, Source Code, Next and The Matrix.

  One of the best films I've seen this year

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I watched this film on the recommendation of someone else, and to be honest I wasn't expecting much... but I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed this film from start to finish, I was hooked all the way through. The chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt was brililant. I would definitely recomment this film.

  E.Blunt and M.Damon are superb but the film is not

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Many great ideas but the direction falls flat at parts. Incredible chemistry between the two leads and a good soundtrack. The movie was way shorter, felt like it just rushed on. The first hour of the film is great but the second half is filled with clichés and predictable script. Overall, a great concept, poorly executed and in the end feels nothing above average. A little disappointed as it was one of my most anticipated movies of this year. Still, not bad but mediocre at best.

  It's a Romantic, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Thriller thing!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

I just gotta set the records straight. On front cover of the movie The Adjustment Bureau is described by Total Film as "Bourne Meets Inception" the only thing this movie has in common with that excellent spy trilogy is Matt Damon, but I can go along with Inception, but not on the same scale as 2010's summer mind melter.
Infact The Adjustment Bureau is a mix of all types of movies, that deals with a fixed destiny as unseen forces steer Matt Damon's fate, until he meets the beaultiful Emily Blunt and Damon's fate stumbles of the pre-planned path. The chemstry between Damon and Blunt is brilliant as the fall for each other before the mysteriouse men in hats start to conspire to split the two lovers apart at any cost so Damon can get back on the set path of his all important destiny.
The film surprised me because this is a perfect date movie, it's got something in for everybody. The sci-fi elements work well, and the final half hour has a great chase through the streets and between the doorways of New York, but the real backbone to the film is the love story that never is sloppy but every moment between Damon and Blunt rings true.
The film is very well directed and I'm sure if you wanted to be picky you could pick plot holes in the story big enough to drive a truck through, but on the whole this is a very original film that everybody should enjoy.
See if you like......
Inception.
Meet Joe Black.
The X Files.
The Monority Report.

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  It's a Romantic, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Thriller thing!

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I just gotta set the records straight. On front cover of the movie The Adjustment Bureau is described by Total Film as "Bourne Meets Inception" the only thing this movie has in common with that excellent spy trilogy is Matt Damon, but I can go along with Inception, but not on the same scale as 2010's summer mind melter.
Infact The Adjustment Bureau is a mix of all types of movies, that deals with a fixed destiny as unseen forces steer Matt Damon's fate, until he meets the beaultiful Emily Blunt and Damon's fate stumbles of the pre-planned path. The chemstry between Damon and Blunt is brilliant as the fall for each other before the mysteriouse men in hats start to conspire to split the two lovers apart at any cost so Damon can get back on the set path of his all important destiny.
The film surprised me because this is a perfect date movie, it's got something in for everybody. The sci-fi elements work well, and the final half hour has a great chase through the streets and between the doorways of New York, but the real backbone to the film is the love story that never is sloppy but every moment between Damon and Blunt rings true.
The film is very well directed and I'm sure if you wanted to be picky you could pick plot holes in the story big enough to drive a truck through, but on the whole this is a very original film that everybody should enjoy.
See if you like......
Inception.
Meet Joe Black.
The X Files.
The Monority Report.

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