The Adjustment Bureau (Movie Review pre release)

They’re the Adjustment Bureau and they have a plan setting out every major action you’ll take in your life. Freewill doesn’t exist and you can’t change your pre determined fate. Or can you?

The adjustment bureau movie poster

David Norris (Matt Damon) is a politician running for the US Senate for the first time.

Unfortunately he loses the election but while he’s practicing his concession speech he meets and falls in love with dancer Elise (Emily Blunt), thus setting of a chain of events that deviate from the life plan set out for him by agents from the Adjustment Bureau.

Most people live on the path set for them, but every now and then a person breaks free of these shackles and treads their own path off the beaten track, for better or worse.

I accepted the invite from Universal Pictures to watch a media preview of The Adjustment Bureau because I’m a big fan of Phillip K Dick, the famous science fiction writer whose short story this film is based on.

Having not read this particular story I feared that a science fiction romantic thriller wouldn’t work when translated to film but thankfully I was wrong because the actors are perfectly cast, direction is solid and the soundtrack fits like a glove.

The Adjustment Bureau opens in Australian movie theatres on March 3rd 2011. I give it 4 stars.

Other Reviews of The Adjustment Bureau

George Nofi pulls off a relative rarity in his feature film debut — which stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt — by creating a genuinely romantic fantasy suspense thriller.
Hollywood Reporter

Despite wobbling under the weight of some hefty ideas while straddling two genres, this sci-fi mystery surprises by emerging as a sweet, star-powered romance. It’s not Blade Runner. It’s not Minority Report. It’s worth chasing down though.

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