The Adjustment Bureau

There’s an interesting idea at the core of The Adjustment Bureau. It’s loosely based on a Philip K. Dick short story, and he’s the genius responsible for mind-bending tales that led to great films like Total Recall, Blade Runner, Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly. Writer-director George Nolfi has adapted Dick’s story, and while it’s certainly an ambitious undertaking, the resultant movie is a mess suffering from an identity crisis, with performers seemingly uncertain about what kind of movie they are laboring in. Matt Damon plays a politician who finds out that everyone’s life paths are being monitored by some sort of secret society. These hat-wearing guardians have some superpowers, and they don’t want him messing around with a girl he met (Emily Blunt), because he’s supposed to be president some day. The whole thing winds up being silly and sloppy.

The Adjustment Bureau is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Director:

  • George Nolfi

Cast:

  • Matt Damon
  • Emily Blunt
  • Anthony Mackie
  • John Slattery
  • Michael Kelly
  • Terence Stamp
  • Gregory Lay
  • Lauren Hodges
  • Anthony Ruivivar
  • Fabrizio Brienza
  • Jessica Keller
  • Jon Stewart
  • Chuck Scarborough
  • James Carville
  • Mary Matalin

Producers:

  • Bill Carraro
  • Michael Hackett
  • Chris Moore
  • George Nolfi
  • Isa Hackett
  • Jonathan Gordon
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