The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

Jon's rating
Stewart's rating

The Adjustment Bureau 2011Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt

Directed by: George Nolfi

Written By: George Nolfi

Rating: PG-13 (US) Running Time: 1 hr 46 min

Two Pence:

The subject of fate and a master plan are very entertainingly touched upon in this unusual take on forbidden love. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are delightful in this Philip K Dick story. They have great banter and chemistry. The film sweetly blends similar ideas from Fringe’s “watchers”, Wings of Desire, Eternal Sunshine, Bruce Almighty, Matrix Reloaded and It’s a Wonderful Life. So even though it comes across as familiar it’s charming and nicely done.

Movie Prep:

A great Friday night film for couples and families. Fun and safe. Even though it starts as a straight drama, it quickly surprises and goes off the tracks into a sci-fi/religious direction. It has a silly premise but ultimately the leads make it work and it’s very sweet.

Best viewing format:

A HD viewing at home will bring out the best in this film.

Best moments for me: << spoilers >>

I can’t give anything away but a chase following “He has a hat!” is fun. However, the scene that introduces the ill-fated couple in a toilet is very well conceived and I think everyone has dreamt of meeting someone out of the blue like this. An instant connection not the toilet that is!

Stewart’s two cents:

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are the best reason to see this film. The on screen chemistry they share is a rare thing indeed. While this high concept idea has some interesting moments, I felt it started to fall apart a little in the final act. Still, recommended.

References: IMDBRotten Tomatoes

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