George Nolfi’s Adjustment Bureau review

I was looking for a way to spend some time last night and it was either Cars 2 or The Adjustment Bureau. While I wasn't in the mood for animation I went with Adjustment Bureau. The film is loosely based on a short story by Philip K. Dick and was written and directed for the big screen by George Nolfi. It’s well-acted, with appealing performances by both lead actors Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, and kept my interest for the whole time.

The film tells the story of David Norris (played by Matt Damon) who is a rapidly rising juvenile Congressman with an immense political prospect. On the election day of his foremost senate bid, he walks into a men's room to practice his speech, where he meets young ballet dancer Elise Sellas (played by Emily Blunt) and instantly they fall in love with each other. But sadly he goes away from her with only her first name. The following day a group of men appear to be taken an unexpected concern in David, all wearing hats, and one person named Harry Mitchell (played by Anthony Mackie) who has been given a task to ensure that David drops his coffee on himself exactly by 7:05am. But the plan does not work out so well and as a result David meets Elise again on the bus and he also discovers the person in charge of the group “Richardson (played by John Slattery). Who has told David that he should never disclose what he has discovered to anyone, and that he should never meet Elise again or else his ambition won't be fulfilled.

Matt Damon, George Nolfi, Adjustment Bureau, poster
The lead cast does an excellent job and is a great part of what makes this film work. The chemistry between Matt and Emily is just right and adds to the believability of the lead characters. Emily is likable as Elise, and it's a character that is not easy to work out. It would be easy for her to be one of those weird girls there to motivate the main guy and who has a bit profundity and no life of her possess. But she feels real, not agitated, and from beginning she looks invested in David as a person.

As for Matt as David, you get to love this person and his integrity. He's a brave person and it's not the Richardson and his group’s strategy for his future that make him excellent, it's his response to difficult situation and his readiness to defy the rules that are compelling him and Elise away from what is most excellent for them. Also the supporting cast does a great job, John Slattery as Richardson and Anthony Mackie as Harry really add some sentiment into very prim characters.

The camera work is excellent and the special effects make a visually thrilling chase scene through Manhattan. The flawless transition as the characters move through doors all over the city is excellent. The soundtrack is appealing and praises the sensation of relation among David and Elise, as well arouses the action scenes throughout the film.

The Adjustment Bureau is enjoyable and expressively flattering with a love conquers all theme.