Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

  106 min  -  Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller
picture from The New Yorker

What if you thought your life was yours and then when something unexpected happens like meeting a beautiful woman in the men's washroom, then told by a total stranger to keep away from her?
They take you to a warehouse and take her number she gave you before she flees the security in the building. In front of you the burn her number, no big deal right? well problem is this is New York City how the hell are you going to find one person in a sea of millions?
I really enjoyed this story written by Phillip K.Dick(wrote the short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale--which was turned into Total Recall with Arnold).
The really cool thing here is the men from the bureau have books on everyone, the difference here than a book the FBI might have on someone is that this actually makes sure you are staying on track with your destiny and if not here come the men in suits and hats that enable them to travel through the city(too much to explain here, watch the film)
Matt Damon is great here as is Emily Blunt and Terence Stamp is fantastic
This is quite the little thinker my 2 sons and I wanted to see this when it was in theatres I said to them tonight this was the first film in a while we have seen together that has not let us down.

Thanks for reading this
Anthony Nadeau

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