Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
This mind-meld of sci-fi thriller, morality play and passionate romance is worth seeing, mostly for the palpable chemistry between the lead actors.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 08.09.2011
Cradled in Damon's solidly reliable hands, even a movie as extravagantly silly as this one gains heft and credibility, an impressive accomplishment when you consider that the entire plot revolves around magic notebooks and spellbinding hats.Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR, 03.04.2011
Damon and Blunt give such terrific performances you might almost forgive the movie's dopey ending.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 03.30.2011
A smart, stylish thriller that melds science fiction, romance and Hitchcock-ian intrigue with surprising ease.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 03.03.2011