Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)




Director: George Nolfi


Writer: George Nolfi, short story from Philip K. Dick


Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Michael Kelly, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Terence Stamp



Story David Norris (Matt Damon) is running for congress when a story gets released cause his ratings to slide. It is now upon Harry (Anthony Mackie) to fix this to make sure David wins and follows his destine path. David goes on to win and thanks to a chance meeting with Elise (Emily Blunt) gives one of the best speeches people have heard boosting his chances of running for senate.



The next morning Harry misses the chance he has to stop David getting on a bus to work, on this bus he meet Elise again cause his destiny to be changed. After getting her phone number he arrives at work only to discover that Charlie (Michael Kelly) his campaign manager and his office had been frozen by Richardson (John Slattery) and his team for adjustments. After seeing behind the curtain Richardson burns the number putting David back on his path, warning David not to find Elise and not tell anyone about the people making peoples lives happen.



David is left trying to keep his destine line while always trying to find Elise can he beat the adjustment team watch and you will see.



Verdict The headline review was 'Bourne meets Inception' and in a way it is having a way of controlling someones life by make chances things happen. the action chases are well constructed without even having to use guns. David love for Elise is strong with all the obstacles and sacrifices he makes for the idea of a better futures. This is a strong action thriller that everyone should enjoy but you would have to watch from start to finish and will struggle if picked up half way through.



Best quote Elise ' I'm not some hopeless romantic, I would never allow myself to be that way, but once I've felt, even for a moment, what I felt with you'



Favourite character Harry David personal watcher who explains the rules and breaks some too



Stand out performance Matt Damon he gives his normal strong performance as an important figure who takes risks



Best moment The door chase



Worst Moment Maybe being picky but maybe more explanation of the year gaps



My rating 88%

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