Your Future Has Been Adjusted
It’s not another conspiracy-themed movie nor is it another sci-fi flick. It’s…unusual and good.
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars as ambitious politician David Norris who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else.
On the brink of winning a seat in the US Senate, David meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) –a woman like none he’s every known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men from The Adjustment Bureau conspire to keep them apart.
In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a pre-determined path, or risk everything to defy fate and be with her.
The film is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report and Blade Runner).
The plot does resemble a cliched government cover-up but it’s far from being one. It’s a romantic-thriller detailing how David tries every way to defy what’s been written.
I personally love the Being John Malkovich-type door chase where David and Elise have to go through several “door portals” in New York.
The Adjustment Bureau is an exciting post-post-modern way to view Fate, God and Angels.