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The Adjustment Bureau: no adjustment needed

By: Dagney Palmer and Lili Samios
In The Adjustment Bureau, David Norris (Matt Damon) is running for New York Congress when he meets a young woman, Elise (Emily Blunt), who inspires him to make the speech of his career. He meets her again a few weeks later on a bus and gets her number; however, he was not supposed to ever see her again. Members of the “Adjustment Bureau” had David’s whole life planned out, as they do with all people, but when David began to stray from this plan, the Adjustment Bureau had to get involved. The movie consists of David continuously deviating from the plan set for him by the “Chairman” by trying to be with Elise. He’s constantly running from the Adjusters, known as the “Hats”.
This action movie is more than just an extended chase scene. It has depth beyond what is expected. Director George Nolfi took a risk in this production because it confronts major issues such as the concept of God and how it relates to humanity. In this movie, the concept of God is portrayed as a Bureau with a “boss,” the Chairman, and those working under him, the “hats.”
While the beginning of the movie conveyed a message of helplessness on the part of David, by the end of the movie the theme of free will and choice emerged as the main message. The movie had a captivating plot. There was much dialogue and a fair amount of action scenes, as well as a pleasant love story imbedded within the story. The movie remained interesting and never boring, despite the complicated dialogue.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt had chemistry, making the entire movie more realistic. We had high expectations for this movie, and it went above and beyond. Not only was the movie exciting and captivating, it had a real plot. The storyline attracts and holds your interest, and in the process it makes you think. We recommend that you see this movie in theaters; it is more than worth the 11 bucks.

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