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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.



(screenplay), (short story "Adjustment Team")
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1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Thoreson ...
Florence Kastriner ...
Suburban Neighbor (as Natalie E. Carter)
Chuck Scarborough ...
Chuck Scarborough
Jon Stewart
Gregory P. Hitchen ...
U.S. Coast Guard Officer (as Capt. Gregory P. Hitchen)
Upstate Farmer (as Darrell James LeNormand)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
Kar ...
Susan D. Michaels ...


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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Your Future Has Been Adjusted See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los agentes del destino  »

Box Office


$50,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,395,715 (UK) (4 March 2011)


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Early in the film, when David delivers an address at Fordham University, he is standing on the "Terrace of the Presidents", which is inscribed with the names of heads of state who have received degrees or honorary degrees from the university. See more »


In the newspaper article regarding the congressman's college prank, one of the accompanying photographs was taken during the warehouse party Elise takes him to later in the film. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: The Chairman See more »


Let Your Body Loose
Written by Ali Dee (as Ali Theodore) and Jason Gleed
Performed by Gleedsville
Courtesy of DeeTown Entertainment
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User Reviews

Refreshing and Intriguing
10 February 2011 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I was invited today to see an Advance Screening of this movie by a a friend and was excited to find out it was this movie. I had seen the preview during the commercial break from one of my TV shows that I follow and it seemed promising.

In a movie world today where everything released just seems to be sequel after sequel and remake after remake, I found this movie original and thought provoking. With a combination of elements that included thriller and science fiction themes, and then adding in a spiritual and romance side of things as well, this movie had it all.

I thought Matt Damon was excellent in his role and I was captivated for the whole movie in its concept it was drawing onto between fate and free will.

It is my hope many people will show up to see this movie. I loved it and know that I will definitely buy it when it's released on DVD in the future.

Oh and the theater I saw it in had a couple of hundred people watching it and they erupted into applause at the end. How often does that happen these days at the end of movies? Hopefully that tells you how great this movie was!

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