Based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Total Recall, Screamers) The Adjustment Bureau is a perfect example of how you can butcher a perfectly good idea and turn it into a romantic piece of shit. I just had to get that out my system, because I love Dick`s stories so much, and I could watch Paycheck and Next, but this is too much. Altering the original story into something that would best fit with the demographic target group and make more money is an offense to the work of this great writer. Anywhoo, enough of the movie bashing, now lets focus on the positive aspects of this romantic wannabe thriller, first of all the main story is quite good and interesting, and it makes you wanna watch the movie till the end to find out what is The Adjustment Bureau. And I guess the beginning of the movie with that political subject is also quite good. So, there are positive elements in this movie, and the decision whether to check it out or not is up to you. I watched it, and think it is worth watching, although it was quite nauseating to watch Matt and Emily without an ounce of chemistry between them, trying to hook up.
David Norris is a young and successful politician, trying to get into U.S. senate, but after some awkward pictures of him appear in the press, he fails. Disappointed he tries to come with closing speech when he meets charming and highly fuckable dancer in a toilet (I guess I should write room, but this seems more appropriate). They immediately fall in love with each other but faith separates them, but then again was it really faith or some strange looking people with hats? Intrigued and determined to fuck her David will do anything he can to find out what is keeping him away from her. What he will find out will change his perspective on world and he will be faced with some tough decisions. What will happen in the end and will love conquer all is a mystery, well only if you are some romantic girl doubting in Hollywood…
Director: George Nolfi
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Kastriner, Phyllis MacBryde, Jon Stewart
Fun Facts: The names of the three main members of the Adjustment Bureau are Thompson, Richardson, and Harry: a play on the term Tom, Dick, and Harry, which is slang for any anonymous persons.