Movie: The Adjustment Bureau

By admin
03 June 2012

Romance.

With Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

Director: George Nolfi.

13ML.

Opens 10 June.

Rating: 3/5

What’s it about?

A politician’s life changes when a scary group of men tell him his life is running according to a predetermined plan. What happens when he falls in love and the girl isn’t part of his future?

Who will enjoy it?

How many times can a love story be told? This film takes a tale of two people who fall head over heels in love and turns it on its head.

Add a dash of sci-fi, a shake of Romeo and Juliet and a solid dose of Inception and behold – a new kind of romantic drama the likes of which you’ve never seen.

The film is based on the premise that there’s a higher force – the Creator if you like – who determines your life plays out.

It doesn’t matter what plans you makes, your life will always follow a certain path. But what about free choice? Do you determine your own fate through the decisions you make or does a higher force steer you towards certain meetings and disasters? And is love stronger than fate?

These questions are answered in a highly entertaining manner in this enjoyable chase movie which never loses the plot or gets out of control. Emotions also play a bigger role than usual.

So if you’re after a love story with a fresh twist that’ll also satisfy sci-fi junkies this is for you. And there’s a lovely energy in Matt Damon and beautiful Emily Blunt’s relationship.

Try this flick – it’s different.

Similar films

The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, Inception.

Popcorn facts

*Emily Blunt stammered as a child but stopped after she first appeared on stage as an actress aged 12.

*She was a possible for Rachel in The Dark Knight but the role went to Maggie Gyllenhaal.

*After just six months of drama training she won a lead roles in the British stage production of The Royal Family opposite Judi Dench – and received an award as best newcomer.

*She’s married to US actor John Krasinski.

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