The Adjustment Bureau

( Movie review )

Rated: PG-13
Genre: Romance, science fiction, thriller
Running Time: 1 Hour 46 Minutes
Director: George Nolfi
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, Terence Stamp, John Slattery, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Kelly

“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 realises 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.” -Cinema Online

Verdict: Can’t quite understand why many people assume that this is a Inception rip-off before it was released. Could be because of the cool posters. By the way, it’s nothing like Inception at all. I enjoyed the concept and the plot but the dialogues and some of the scenes were quite predictable, especially the ending. In overall, it’s a great film. It’d inspire people to not believe in fate and just never give up on what you love until the end.

Favourite quote: “I’m not some hopeless romantic. I would never allow myself to be that way. You ruined me. I didn’t want to settle for less.”

If you see a stranger with a hat around you, punch him! He’s the reason why you don’t have a girlfriend!

Rating: 3.5 / 5

Date(s) for the show: colleagues

Their verdict: “Okay okay only lah…”

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