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The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 4 March 2011 (USA)
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The Adjustment Bureau is a movie starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Lisa Thoreson. The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... David Norris
... Elise Sellas
Lisa Thoreson ... Suburban Mom
... Suburban Mom
... Charlie Traynor
... Suburban Neighbor
... 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 ... Political Consultant
... Political Consultant
Susan D. Michaels ... Reporter
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Storyline

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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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 USA:

$21,157,730, 6 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$62,495,645, 26 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,869,379, 26 May 2011
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Trivia

Some of Emily Blunt's dancing scenes were completed using a body double, dancer Acacia Schachte of the Cedar Lake Company, with the actress' face being digitally placed on the dancer's body. See more »

Goofs

When Elise is watching David's 2nd interview with John Stewart on TV, David is wearing the same dark blue suit and striped tie that he wore in his first interview at the beginning of the film. Moments after the 2nd interview, when David is led into the empty warehouse by a member of the bureau, his tie is solid dark purple. 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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Written and Performed by They Might Be Giants
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Interesting premise sacrificed to silly clichéd love story
18 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at a preview screening. The premise of mysterious strangers controlling our destiny comes from the eccentric imagination of Phillip K. Dick; everything else in the movie is cookie cutter Hollywood fluff. None of the characters are remotely believable either in their everyday lives or in the nonchalant reactions to learning mind bending secrets about themselves and human destiny. What could have been an entertaining and creepy paranoid fantasy instead becomes a by the numbers sermon on the power of "true love" (which seems to refer to the infatuation you experience after spending a few hours engaging in cute banter and rolling in the hay with a virtual stranger). Has a number of unintentional laughs, not the least of which involves a character recounting a skewed history of the human race that ignores everything outside of Western Europe and America. Beyond all the silliness and the immaturity of the script, however, what really surprised me was how lazy it all felt. The performances were lackluster, the tense scenes were boring, the love story was passionless, the fantasy elements pedestrian. Towards the end I thought we might be at least being heading toward something really outrageous, but even that turned out to be a false hope.


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