“The Adjustment Bureau”: Fate vs. Choice

Is someone pulling the strings for us?

Ever feel that things happen for a reason? What if that reason is because someone or something has formulated a plan for our future?

The Mister and I saw “The Adjustment Bureau” at the $5 matinee yesterday morning. It’s a combination of philosophy, religion, science fiction, and romance all rolled up in one very thought-provoking adventure.

David Norris and Elise get in a lot of miles running from their possible future.

Hunky Matt Damon plays David Norris, a young, charismatic congressman who suffers a huge defeat after a well-publicized indiscretion. He meets and feels an instant attraction for ballerina Elise (Emily Blunt). When David runs into her again and they fall in love, it messes with their already-ordained plans for the future—they weren’t meant to be together.

Hats off (or not) to the adjustment bureau.

Bring in the guys in the hats! The adjustment bureau (über guardian angels) works for the Chairman and tries to make sure that everything goes according to his/her plan. They want David to see that he and Elise can’t choose their future, because everything is fate.

What makes this film work so well (besides Damon getting a lot of screen time) is the romance. It’s so believable! Damon and Blunt have great chemistry, and you can’t help but root for them to succeed. It’s not a terrific movie like “The King’s Speech,” but it’s a very enjoyable way to spend a couple hours.

Will you see the movie? It’s your choice!

Or is it?


One response to ““The Adjustment Bureau”: Fate vs. Choice

  1. Good to know. Thanks for the review.

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