Pin It

Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Adjustment-Bureau-posterFree will? Fate? True love?

These are all questions that are swirling about in The Adjustment Bureau.

Matt Damon plays David Norris, a popular politician on the verge of becoming the youngest congressman ever to be elected Senator of New York. When a picture of him mooning his old college buddies appears on the front page of the paper, his run for office is quickly over.  As he practices his concession speech, a brief meeting with Elise (Emily Blunt) changes his outlook and therefore changes his speech. The speech is a hit and before long he’s back in the political arena.

But…he can’t quite shake the thought of Elise.

They meet by chance several more times but after each meeting, through various events, they never seem to be able get back in touch with each other.

And this is where the Adjustment Bureau comes into the story.

They are an “organization” whose job it is to make ‘fate’ and ‘free will’ seem like ‘fate’ and ‘free will’. If something happens that isn’t according to plan, well, don’t worry because the Adjustment Bureau is always around to make sure you get back on track.

Are David and Elsie supposed to be together? Nope. Just ask the Bureau.

I won’t go into any more detail because I don’t want to give the story away but I was really happy by how much I liked this movie. At times, it shows the comedic side of Damon we’ve really only been able to see in the Ocean’s Eleven movies and that’s one of the reason’s this worked for me. It has charm, action and yes, romance. And I am so not a romance movie kind of guy.

Emily Blunt is wonderful as Elise; she can convey warmth, love, exasperation and astonishment all in one look.  John Slattery, Anthony Mackie and Terrence Stamp (Zod!) all look great in fedora’s and each bring dimensions to their characters that are enjoyable to watch.

Yeah, see this movie!

Director: George Nolfi
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp

Leave a Reply

Latest Videos

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/audtion-tapes-robin-wright-and-h.jpg
Audition Tapes: Robin Wright and Haley Joel Osment Audition with Tom Hanks for ‘Forrest Gump’
Check out Robin Wright auditioning for the role of Jenny from Forest Gump opposite Tom Hanks. Interestingly enough, Hanks doesn’t quite have Gump’s southern drawl down just yet while the other actors audition with him. In fact, Hanks would base Gump’s voice on the voice of Michael Conner Humphreys, who played the young Forrest and […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/bryan-cranston-emmy-award-speech.jpg
Watch: Bryan Cranston’s Emmy Award Speech: “I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my last breath.”
The Emmy Awards weren’t the most exciting awards show this year but with Bryan Cranston winning for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Breaking Bad, we at least got to hear one heck of a fantastic acceptance speech. “I was a kid who always looked for the shortcut,” he said. “I did happen to stumble […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/audition-tapes-gerard-butler-aud.jpg
Audition Tapes: Gerard Butler Auditions for ‘Dracula 2000′
Check out Gerard Butler auditioning for the role of Dracula in the movie, Dracula 2000. The film, about a group of thieves who break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead find Dracula himself, also starred Christopher Plummer, Jonny Lee Miller and Nathan Fillion. Bulter has some sweet rock star hair, huh?  
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/interview-matt-dillon-and-carla.jpg
Interview: Matt Dillon and Carla Gugino Talk ‘Wayward Pines’
FOX has a new limited-series that’s got a terrific cast and interesting premise. It’s called Wayward Pines and stars Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo, Toby Jones, Terrance Howard, Juliette Lewis, Tim Griffin and Shannyn Sossamon. The show, whose pilot was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is about a Secret Service agent (Dillon) goes to […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/interview-wayward-pines-stars-ti.jpg
Interview: ‘Wayward Pines’ Stars Tim Griffin and Shannyn Sossamon on the Show, Their Characters and More!
Griffin and Sossamonwere at Comic-Con where they sat in on some roundtable interviews to talk about the show.