Monday, March 07, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)-a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself-the men of The Adjustment Bureau-who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...


George Nolfi


Matt Damon and Emily Blunt

There's little to say about this movie really. The plot is so thin that it's hardly worth mentioning. The Adjustment Bureau came highly recommended (69% on tomatometer) on Rotten Tomatoes but I left the cinema thinking to myself, "WTH?"

No doubt great chemistry between Matt Damon & Emily Blunt but the loopy storyline involving magic doors & hats (namely fedoras) just doesn't fly for me. I'm probably the worst of all die-hard romantics but I'm hardly convinced that I am able to zero in on my life partner after 5 mins into a conversation and definitely no one is going to ride the same bus for 3 years just hoping to meet a stranger (2 chanced short meetings = stranger) again.

I'm sorry critics but this renders only a 2 out of 5 popcorns from me.

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