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THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (2011) - PREVIEW 


 


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The Adjustment Bureau (2010)

Starring:
Matt Damon, Anthony Mackie, Emily Blunt, Terence Stamp, Daniel Dae Kim, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly, Liam Ferguson, David Alan Basche
Directed by: George Nolfi

U.S. Opening Date: March 4th, 2011
 

THEY SAY

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 . . . or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.

The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean's Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner).

WE SAY

Huge Philip K. Dick fans we may be (does that make us Dickheads as in Deadheads?); we somehow cannot work up a lot of excitement for this movie. Maybe because Dick’s work – Most Movie Adapted Sci-Fi Writer of All Time ™ – has been made in so many mediocre movies (Paycheck, Next, etc.) as of late.

Perhaps we will change our minds once we have seen a trailer – who knows?

(Ironically Dick died in relative poverty without ever having seen any of the movies based on his stories, which makes him a bit like Mozart who, um, died before he could get to see Amadeus . . .)

Lousy title too. Sounds like the folks you have to go see when you can’t make your monthly mortgage payments or something.
 

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