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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42 comments:

  1. I actually saw the trailer on cable and I was like WOW must see this! I think of really watching it asap when its ready for viewing and now i am totally convinced :)

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  2. i want to watch that movie
    btw blake lively for chanel is pretty cool
    chanel changes models so frequently but love each looks

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  3. I <3 this movie!! Even my hubby loved it. I didn't like Matt Damon that much at first, but he was really good in this movie. Totally recommend it and totally was worth seeing in the theater.

    xoxo

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  4. I loved this movie!! I thought it was really good and I agree worth seeing!! =)

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  5. Great! I was wondering if this movie was going to be all hype or really good. Inception was Niiccceeee. Still trying to sink my teeth in the Black Swan, Social Network and The King's Speech.

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  6. yahh....Emily Blunt has a good eye for roles so I was already sure that this movie wouldn't be a typical romantic drama :)

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  7. Oh, good to hear it was good! I really want to see it.

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  8. i hear this is great.. thanks for the review.

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  9. ahh i've been wanting to see this. great review.. will definitely check it out in theaters xx

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  10. This film was unfamiliar to me.
    I really ought to start going to the cinema again. xx

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  11. haha Matt Damon doesn't like bad movies. Unlike Ben who-ffleck who does. LOL. Thanks for the review, I was on the fence about wanting to see it, but now I will have to put it on my list of things to see.

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  12. I thought the trailer was interesting now you convinced me..gotta check if its playing now...btw I love Matt Damon he is a really good actor

    xx
    Andy

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  13. great review! the name of the movie didn't intrigue me to see it but after hearing what it's really all about i want to!

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  14. I haven't seen it before, but thanks for the review :) It sounds pretty interesting, might check it out soon ^_^

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  15. thanks for the review! i was slightly hesitant at first, but i think i may watch it now :)

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  16. wow im surprised....i didn't think much of the movie. but you're right, matt damon doesnt make bad movies. did you see his last one? i forgot the name of it but it was a really sad story and at the end he meets the lady who almost died in the tsunami.

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  17. Haha the boy has had a soft spot for Emily Blunt ever since I made him watch The Young Victoria, so chances are I can persuade him to see this. Thanks for the review.

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  18. HAHAHA, you're so right. XD I COULD post more posts instead of big ones, but I just have this OCD-thing where I can't post a new entry unless the newest one has a specific amount of comments on it >_<" It's so weird, but I can't help it!

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  19. I'd go see it just to get a glimpse of Matt Damon's pecks ; )

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  20. it sounds like a weird movie XD and the phots make it seem like a musical to me D: maybe i just need to watch it XD

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  21. I am dead set on watching this movie because it gives me a "matrix" feel. There is another movie out there somewhat similar but I can't think of the name. It's a small indi film though. I think this version will be way better ;)

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  22. Great review! Absolutely agree with You, Matt Damon doesn't make bad movies.
    Thank You!

    xoxo Ra

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  23. I am going to have to check this movie out. I haven't seen a movie in a theater in years. I Loved the 2 previous posts, they cracked me up. Especially the car paint lipstick. You should have a column in a magazine or paper. You are a good writer and you are funny.

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  24. ok, i want to see it! i thought it would just be another matt damon running from someone movie, haha :)

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  25. Saw the trailer. Will look out for the movie. I like Matt Damon's movies most of the time.

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  26. Wonderful! I was just think about this film, and hoping it was worth the bucks! I'm a huge Damon fan! I also, agree with you about big Hollywood production films usually missing elements of intellect and moral... Nice review! -xxoo

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  27. well, that seem this is a very good movie since you rate it high. won't miss to watch this movie:)

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  28. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
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    Have a nice day!

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  29. so true...the title is really bad. Still its a Matt Damon movie so am seeing it anyway...thanks for the review, at least now i know it won't be a waste of time.

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  30. I'll probably wait for the DVD release, but still looks like a fun popcorn movie.

    K.

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  31. I like your review. I really want to see this movie because it looks a lot like inception!

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  32. i want to see this movie. you just sold me on it.

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  33. To be honest, read your blog title was was like, "eww what?!" The movie title is seriously unattractive but I'm really interested in seeing this movie. I hate it when Inception came out and the bad reviews said that it was too intellectual for America. FML and WTF.
    I also might a teensy crush on Matt Damon but don't tell my bf. <3

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  34. Thanks for the review! Haha, 4.5 men with hats.
    Matt Damon and Emily Blunt make good movies so nice to hear they picked a good script too.

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  35. you know i love movie reviews! thank you for reviewing the adjustment bureau. i kept asking my husband to look up the reviews on rottentomatoes and he never did--so your review is exactly what i'm looking for.

    glad you think it's good--now i will definitely have to see it, but not before Red Riding Hood.

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  36. This sounds like a great movie :) thank you for your comment :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  37. Thanks for the review, I want to watch it!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  38. Thanks for the review! I'm actually planning on seeing it this weekend and I can't wait!

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  40. I love the premise. I often wonder how my day has changed whenever I miss a bus or get delayed leaving work or whatever. Was it fate or random? Or is the Bureau controlling things? It is weird how often I JUST miss the subway--like they knew I was coming. =)

    Plus, I'd love to work for the Bureau. ;P

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  41. Glad to hear this one's a good one! The movie scene was starting to look a little bleak :o/ I'll definitely be suggesting this to the hubby for movie night!

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