Monday, March 7, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau encompasses several genres. It starts out as a political drama but then quickly becomes a romance. It then turns into a thriller laced with science fiction.

Matt Damon plays David Norris who is a New York politician who is campaigning for the Senate. He meets a free spirited young woman (Emily Blunt) who he falls in love with. Shortly after meeting her, a group of mysterious men who work for the Adjustment Bureau do all they can to keep the two of them from ever seeing each other again.

This is an original movie that makes you think about fate, choice, freedom, and destiny. It's also a love story. I am usually cynical of people who fall madly in love with each other after spending only 5 minutes together since they really don't know each other, but the performances by Damon and Blunt were pretty convincing.

The bureau members who are always monitoring people behind the scenes reminded me of the concept used in City of Angels. I didn't care for their retro style clothing and hats, but I'm sure someone in the wardrobe department had fun with this movie.

The Adjustment Bureau is subtle and mysterious. It doesn't rely heavily on special effects and it leaves some unanswered questions. It never really explained if those working for the bureau were aliens, angels, or something else. I give it 7.4 stars. I think any women who like Matt Damon (probably all women) will like this movie since it has more romance to it than your average sci-fi flick.

1 comment:

Rischelle said...

Want to see it. Thanks for the review.

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