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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

 -  Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  4 March 2011 (USA)
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The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

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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 (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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They stole his future. Now he's taking it back. 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)

Gross:

$62,453,315 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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If you Google "Elise" you actually get 95,500,000 hits. See more »

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The newspaper that reports Elise's dance career and engagement repeats the same paragraphs several times, taking up space in order to fill the article. See more »

Quotes

[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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Special Thanks: The Chairman See more »

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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2011) See more »

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ARE YOU READY?
Words and music by Richard Ashcroft and Maurice Gibb (as Maurice Ernest Gibb)
Performed by Richard Ashcroft and the United Nations of Sound
License courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd./Richard Ashcroft
Contains a sample of "ON TIME"
Performed by The Bee Gees (as Bee Gees)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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An intelligent romantic film with a sci-fi twist
22 June 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a successful politician who has to choose between the woman of his dreams and his career, when he meets a team of messengers who control fate.

"The Adjustment Bureau" is certainly a different romantic film. The plot is an engaging and refreshing mix of romance and science fiction. The thrill and excitement of the science fiction part is well maintained throughout the film, while the romance part melts viewers hearts. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt are so convincing together, making their romance very believable. Once again, Emily Blunt puts on a particularly stellar performance, showing her impressive range of acting skills and on screen charm.

"The Adjustment Bureau" is a good film as it is a refreshing departure from mundane and formulaic romantic comedies. It deserves 100 minutes of your time.


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