I had been looking forward to seeing the Adjustment Bureau all month, but when I finally made it to the theatre, I couldn’t wait to leave after sitting through three-quarters of the movie.
There’s no doubt Matt Damon and Emily Blunt had great chemistry on screen, and the idea of a master plan out there for all of us is fascinating, but the story line is weak.
While there was a good pace, the movie was a bit far fetched, not because of the pre-determined destiny theme, but because of the unrealistic expectation for the two main characters to hold on to the memory of their 10-minute meeting for three years and not getting on with their lives.
I wanted to “move on!” and step into another theatre.
Damon plays a popular politician named David Norris whose impulsive behaviour costs him an election.
When he’s rehearsing his speech for his defeat, he meets Elise (played by Blunt) and they hit it off. The spark between them is obvious, but it was only supposed to be a one-time encounter, according to the latest version of “the book,” and the men at the Adjustment Bureau work to keep them apart.
Of course, something goes wrong and the pair meet again three years later when they’re both almost at the peak of their careers.
The attraction is still there and David has a tough choice to make: lose everything he’s worked for or build a relationship with a woman whom he’s only spent a few hours with in three years.
It seems like a no-brainer to me, but I don’t believe in love at first sight.
Although I wanted the movie to end, it came too abruptly. It was almost like the writers were tired of it too and just slapped together a finish.
This is one movie that doesn’t deserve a happy ending.
Adjustment Bureau is written and directed by George Nolfi. It plays at 7:15 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. at SilverCity Mission this week.