The Adjustment Bureau

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"They stole his future. Now he's taking it back."
  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 7.0  (269,061)
  • 60

The Adjustment Bureau is a science fiction romantic thriller movie from 2011, starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Lisa Thoreson. The film is based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Adjustment Team." The movie centers around the life of David Norris (played by Matt Damon), a young and ambitious politician who is running for the U.S. Senate. However, on the night of his concession speech, he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Elise Sellas (played by Emily Blunt). David is instantly drawn to her, and they share a brief and enchanting moment together.

The next morning, David discovers that the mysterious forces known as the Adjustment Bureau are controlling the world's fate, and he is not supposed to meet Elise again. The Adjustment Bureau is a team of agents who control and monitor people's lives, ensuring that everything happens according to the plan.

The agents of the Adjustment Bureau wear special fedoras and overcoats and have the ability to traverse through doors that act as shortcuts between different locations in the world. Their goal is to keep people on a predetermined path that leads to their intended destiny.

David meets Harry Mitchell (played by Anthony Mackie), one of the agents, who tells him that he must forget about Elise and stick to his plan. However, David refuses to give up on her and starts a fight against the Adjustment Bureau. Mitchell's partner, Richardson (played by John Slattery), is tasked with keeping David under control, but as the film progresses, Richardson's motives become more ambiguous.

David and Elise's relationship becomes central to the story as they fight against the Adjustment Bureau to be together. They must outrun the agents and avoid their attempts to keep them apart.

The movie explores the themes of free will, destiny, fate, and the power of choice. It raises questions about whether an individual can really have control over their own life and whether there is a higher power that governs all events. Ultimately, it is a romantic film that shows how love can overcome even the most powerful forces.

The Adjustment Bureau received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its unique concept, strong performances from its cast, and its themes of free will and fate. The movie was also praised for combining elements of romance and science fiction in an engaging way.

Overall, The Adjustment Bureau is an engaging and thrilling film that explores deep themes of destiny, romance, and free will. It features a talented cast and a unique concept that will keep you intrigued until the end.

The Adjustment Bureau is a 2011 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 60.

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