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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 4 March 2011 (USA)
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The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

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Upstate Farmer (as Darrell James LeNormand)
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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
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Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York the only woman he's ever loved. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself, the men of The Adjustment Bureau, who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path... or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her. Written by Universal Pictures

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Fight for your fate. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,395,715 (UK) (4 March 2011)

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$62,453,315 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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Trivia

The visual effect on Top of the Rock, where they run up the stairs to the observation platform, turn around and go down the stairs, and find themselves still on the observation platform, was nicknamed the "M.C. Escher stairs" shot. See more »

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Thompson tells David the list of problems the world created 'within fifty years' after giving people autonomy in 1910. The Cuban Missile Crisis did not start until 1962, fifty-two years later. See more »

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[first lines]
Podium Announcer: Let's welcome my favorite alumnus, and the next Senator from the State of New York, David Norris.
David Norris: [to crowd] Thank you! Thank you! Well hi there. My name David Norris, and I'd like to be the next Senator from the State of New York.
Podium Announcer: [to baby] Hey there, what's your name?
David Norris: [to reporters] I'm going to go through Yonkers, I'm going to go door-to-door and take the city that way...
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Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
Courtesy of They Might Be Giants & Idlewild Recordings
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IMDb ratings reflect the colossal stupidity of the average movie goer
14 January 2012 | by (Antartica) – See all my reviews

You take a big budget - A list actors, a top sci-fi writer, a big-time city location etc... and what do you end up with? One of the stupidest movies EVER made. I had no idea what I was getting into when I sat down to watch this. I was under the assumption that this would be a movie about how sinister, evil organizations are secretly running our world (reality basically) and how a young do-gooder politician learns the truth and tries to fight against it... if only... Instead you get a lobotomized story about Men with Hats (not the safety dance ones either)that are agents of god who are working tirelessly (and falling asleep at the job) to rectify all the horrible mistakes that mankind continues to inflict upon the world. The Roman Empire - the agents set that one up... (because we all know how good that empire was... ;). The middle Ages? Well that was a big mess according to the "agents" so they brought us the enlightenment, reason, romanticism, the wonderful industrial revolution (in which children slavishly worked 16 hour days for the benefit of the wealthy). But then "they" let us take control again and we ended up with 2 world wars, Hitler, the great depression etc... Really? Well, I'll tell you I would barf out laughing if some fool in a fedora told me such pile of feces.. but Matt Damon's character buys it hook, line and sinker... So we get a movie that tries to tell us that everything is running according to a plan and that, if by some chance that plan gets disrupted... Well it involves a whole lot of fedora wearing men running around cities through doors... Oh yes... and how can I forget - the love story. Well take one cliché and add two parts cliché and a cherry cliché to top it off and you get that. So what do we learn? That handsome young politicians don't get married and wait for years riding the same bus every single day in order to run across the girl that shared a "moment" with him... Yeah... I buy that. Oh... but God doesn't want these two together (cue the fedoras!) so he sends his agents to disrupt any chance at love these two might have.... And that's your movie folks... And it gets a 7.1 rating on IMDb. If you reversed the number (1.7) you would have the CORRECT score. Just terrible.


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