Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - MOVIE REVIEW

Director: George Nolfi
Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Terrence Stamp

"Bourne meets Inception" was one of the review blurbs I saw on a poster promo for this movie. More like, "Let's be really vague in the 30 second preview and make people think this is gonna be a decent action flick with some Inception-like plot lines and effects". Well it's kind of my fault for being sold there instead of reading about the movie or watching the 3 minute preview which reveals more about the film. It reveals that it's a sort of love story that's a bit Bourne and Inception-esque.

Guys, don't be scared away by me calling it a love story. This is one of the better movies to take a girl to see in that you'll enjoy it too and not just her. She'll dig all the sappy stuff and you'll dig everything that fills the gaps.

I won't give away too much about what the people from the Adjustment Bureau do, since you'll pick that up in the preview and early in the film but needless to say, it's got a cool little premise about them being able to control the world's destiny and to control your fate. The movie gets all lovey-dovey because David Norris' (Damon) fate is to not be with the girl of his dreams and he'll do what he needs to do to be with her blah blah blah...

Back to the Bureau... Terrence Stamp, John Slattery (Roger Sterling in Mad Men) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) are three members of The Adjustment Bureau that were probably the three best characters in the Movie. Don't get me wrong, Matt Damon's David Norris was very good and I didn't have a problem with Emily Blunt's performance either but these three guys sort of carried the movie for me. It was a mixture of intriguing and interesting characters and good acting that really made those three guys my favourites. Especially Anthony Mackie. I regrettably haven't seen The Hurt Locker yet but knowing that he is in it makes me want to watch it more.

Don't race out to the movies to watch this unless on a date or something but definitely get around to it eventually. Not a bad movie.

Check out the trailer


  1. I liked the outfits everyone in the bureau wore!

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