“The Adjustment Bureau” is a science fiction thriller film released in 2011, based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. The movie is directed by George Nolfi and stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt in lead roles.
The story follows David Norris (Matt Damon), a charismatic young politician who meets Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a contemporary ballet dancer, in a chance encounter. David is instantly smitten by Elise, but they are separated before he can get her phone number. David soon discovers that a mysterious organization called the “Adjustment Bureau” is trying to keep them apart, as it is their “plan” for David to have a different career path. However, David is determined to be with Elise and fights against the Adjustment Bureau’s plan to keep them apart.
The Adjustment Bureau is made up of “agents” who are tasked with ensuring that people’s lives follow a predetermined path that is mapped out by a higher power, known as the “Chairman”. The agents have the ability to manipulate reality and bend it to their will, in order to keep the “plan” on track. However, David discovers a flaw in the plan and begins to fight back against the Adjustment Bureau to be with Elise.
The film explores themes of free will, fate, and determinism, as well as the consequences of deviating from the “plan”. It also delves into the idea of a higher power controlling people’s lives and the ethics of such a system.
Overall, “The Adjustment Bureau” is an intriguing and thought-provoking film that keeps the audience engaged with its thrilling storyline and impressive performances by its lead actors.
Duration: 106 min.