Posted by: sisterhosea | March 15, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau

This film follows senate-hopeful, David Norris (Matt Damon), as he tries to outsmart those who seem to keep him from doing and being who he wants to be.

By chance, David meets Elise (Emily Blunt) and is utterly fascinated with her. When he unwittingly meets the members of the Adjustment Bureau, who look like a classier version of the Men In Black. He finds that his future has been planned down to the minutest of details by the Chairman of the Bureau. The plan says he is never supposed to develop a relationship with Elise. Three years after he first meets her, he runs across her again, this time, getting to know her and eventually falling in love.

But the Bureau folks are after him, trying to get his life back to the original plan. David finally asks them, “What about free will?”

The film is an action/thriller with surprisingly little violence. The question of free will, fate, and a predetermined path brought up by the film are worthy of reflection and conversation. Another question could be asked: Who is the Chairman? How would you respond if you were David and Elise?

Happy Viewing!

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Responses

  1. Action AND substance? Sounds intriguing!


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