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0 out of 0 users found this helpful A good film that needed more effort
The ad was epic, and I was thinking that moviemakers were finally giving me what I wanted... like "Inception". It didn't look original, but it was alright with me. But, did I get that film? Firstly, this movie's about an organization of suit and hat-wearing staffs that make sure that our lives go as according to plan. (Yeah, I'm talking about the story.) But, one of them snoozed off and goofed up in his job, hence creating an alternative present/future for the main characters, David and Elise. The bureau's job is to make sure that the two don't see each other, as to fulfill their respective dreams: being a senator, and being a renowned dancer nationwide. I liked the brute force that they used at the beginning, after the staff's goof-up but, honestly, for the rest of the film, I was expecting more of it... or worse. After all, this movie doesn't have threatening opponents, or enemies, hence giving David that chance to be obstinate... while searching for his dream girl. I don't know much about couples, but my elder sis pointed out that there was a poor chemistry existing between David and Elise. Everything else in the film was great, even the chase scenes at the climax. But, honestly, the movie lives with an odd and "empty" ending... and might leave you with more questions than answers. i was expecting a completely different ending, after the main characters got cornered. I mean, all that trouble, just for the bureau's anonymous boss to give both David and Elise open-ending lives? So there you have it. It's a good movie, well-written, fine acting and story writing, but movie suffers a bit from both a weak David-Elise chemistry, and the story's own resolution. I wanted to give this film a 3.5, but MSN doesn't support the .5 rating. So, there. I honestly wanted something slightly more epical than this film ending up being.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Simply Awful
This move was abominable. The characters were so vapid and poorly sketched that I really couldn't care less about their love quest. With the exception of footage of NYC, the cinematography was jerky and amateurish. I've never expected depth from Damon, he's a decent action player but poor on conveying emotion. If you want to create a love story, the protagonists should, at least, be loveable. Herky, jerky, and completely without value. I wouldn't even watch this on TV.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful herbgasqubshmergan
Yes, i did see the boom mikes. I mean mics. i hand better get off this forbidden box. lorretta has stolen my assorted cheese of the month subscriptions.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Good Flick
I find Matt Damon easy to watch. He is comfortable in the roll he plays and it shows. The chemistry between the two leads was perfect and believable. A fun ride.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Lame effort
A sub-mediocre plot chafed by overuse, acting to suit, and philosophical paranoia mark this failure to entertain. Omnipotent magical pseudo government agents dressed in pre-retro men in black zap away to prevent a love- at- first- sight couple whose union will disrupt the time continuum warped space of what the heck was really supposed to happen according to some "Chairman" who sometimes walks among us but whom we would not recognize of meeting him. Thinly veiled gobbledygook to warn us not to mess with God's plan as carried out by sinister black angels. Yet love conquers all and the Chairman relents to the horny couple's lust. Puhleese!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Old story, Freshly Made
The Adjustment Bureau is a sci-fi, love story, thriller that tells a very simple story; love conquers all. The movie should be a promotional video for the New York Tourists Bureau not simply the doors in which the Adjustment crew moves because NYC looks great. The chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is so pitch perfect that if I were involved with either of them, I'd be a bit worried. Director George Nolfi has a great story, great actors in great surrounding and does a wonderful job setting the table of this movie without feeding the viewer each point. We are invited to discover right along with these character's their opportunities for love and heartbreak and success and failure. At no point was I waiting for the Hollywood cliche, each actor brought an integrity to their character that was honest and poignant, Mackie and Kelly both played their roles very well and I look forward to seeing more of Mackie in the future, as I am already a huge "Mad Men" fan of Kelly's. If you need reminding of what first love was like, if you still value the love in your life or if simply want to go see a movie where every member a cast fold together like neat socks in a bureau, sorry:), go see this film, its simply perfect.
0 out of 1 users found this helpful OK
On the way to making a movie matt damon and co instead tried to create a political ie: liberal progressive statement. Like the green zone and his guest starring stints in entourage where he and his cronies are flying around in private jets but have eased their minds by buying carbon credits form one of al gores private carbon credits companiies. In this movie matt is a liberal ideolistic youngest politician who is confronting monolithic paternalistic establishment who dares to tell him what to do and of course that is the american industial complex.....isn't funny that all these mighty gladiators only suit up for war against the most safest country in the world that has more attny's and safeguards than a muslim can shake a stick at.