Can our passions change fate? Will God change his mind and "adjust" the plan because we feel passion? These are age old questions put to good use in Adjustment Bureau.
DEMAND ON VIEWER: Easy
OVERALL: Recommended for date night or "mindless" entertainment
Three things are great about this film:
- Yankee stadium accessible from a random door. Every kid's dream!
- Male-female chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt (who is about as elegant and desirable as can be in this film), and
- John Slattery (best known as Roger Sterling on Mad Men). Slattery's casual and debonair style is entertaining and quite subtle, a nice feature in the film that sadly disappears toward the end.
When the senator (Damon) discovers he must stop seeing a girl because a group of dapper-suited men say so, he discovers a layer to existence most of us never get to see.
These angels mean for him to follow The Plan, but it turns out that even they are being tested, by the "chairman."
See this film for its discussion of free will vs. fate, and its affirmation of the way a powerful love can turn the tides, even after years of mistakes, separation and even the gods trying to get in the way!