“THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU’ = 8
This is a good (not great) movie, well acted by two fabulous leads (Matt Damon and Emily Blunt) with an interesting strain of science fiction weaving through the plot. But more than anything, this is a love story, a powerful romance about boy meeting girl in a most unusual place then falling in love almost immediately.
Set in New York City, Damon’s character is a young politician striving for higher office when he encumbers this bold, funny, beautiful and acerbic dancer and then chases after her for the rest of the movie, unfazed by powerful obstacles from another world that work at keeping the two apart. The chemistry between Damon and Blunt is as good as it gets.
Yes it has a plot and a couple sub plots, but it’s the love story that keeps the audience entranced. Nice to see a suspense picture with some exciting pursuits, minus cars crashing and bullets flying in every scene. While there are touching love scenes, the director left out the customary gratuitous sex and slobbering kisses.
It won’t win any Oscars, but it’s worthwhile (and relatively clean) entertainment. Damon is one of the premier young actors in Holllywood today.
Damon and Blunt did an off-camera “Unscripted” interview: