March 13, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau is the directorial debut from George Nolfi, screenwriter for the film and other films like The Bourne Ultimatum and Ocean's 12. The film is about a politician (Matt Damon) running for the New York senate seat, when he falls for a dancer (Emily Blunt) right before a huge speech, leading him to make the speech of his life. One day on his way to work, he stumbles upon a group of men in fedoras who have frozen time and they tell him that if he ever tries to find the girl again, he will ruin both his future and hers. Of course, they defy the odds and go against the group of people who control their fate to stay together. The script itself is rather ingenious and the performances are adequate, but what really lost me is that the film can really never decide if it is a love story, an Inception copycat, or the Bourne Supremacy. I would say that it is a great film to see after you start to miss Inception, but it didn't have the performances, direction or storyline Inception had.
My Review: B-

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