March 9, 2011

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Have you ever had a coincidence that result in a major change in your life? "The Adjustment Bureau" is a movie that addresses fate, free will and chance. It questions whether there is someone up there that already has your fate written and everything you do is according to plan. Even the smallest accident such as missing the bus would cause a rippling effect that would change your future.

Matt Damon played an up and coming New York congressman who randomly met Emily Blunt, a dancer that inspired him for his concession speech which jump started his campaign later. It was love at first sight between the two. But since it wasn't part of the plan, the members of the Bureau went to all lengths to make sure that the two wouldn't meet again no matter the number of times chances tossed them together or how much they wanted to be together.

Contrary to the unattractive title, the movie was great and I left feeling very satisfied. The acting was believable, the love story was cute and really, Matt Damon doesn't make bad movies.

The Adjustment Bureau isn't a thriller nor was it action packed like the Bourne series. However, similar to "Inception", there is an element of intelligence and moral which I appreciate, as it is usually missing from big production Hollywood movies.

I give this movie 4.5/5 men with hats. It’s worth the watch in theatre.

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