Emily Blunt Shines in Mostly Boring “Adjustment Bureau”


Genres: Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Thriller, Adaptation and Politics/Religion
Release Date: March 4th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.
Distributors: Universal Pictures

Director: George J. Nolfi

JJ Rating: B (for Blunt)

See it again: No.
Own it: No.
Recommend it to: Those that like Emily Blunt and Matt Damon.

Emily Blunt and a little bit of Matt Damon
Their chemistry worked because Blunt worked it more
Witty moments
The point of the film

How they brought out the point
Most of Matt Damon
The script wasn’t good enough
The political pandering

David Norris (Matt Damon) accidentally finds out that there are men in hats dealing in fate after he falls for Elise (Emily Blunt). The men in hats tell him he can’t see her any more. He defies them. The Adjustment Bureau.

It was supposed to come out last year, just like Beastly. And just like Beastly, it opened on the same weekend.

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt had good chemistry. Blunt, however, is a hot force of hotness in acting. Every character she portrays, she does so in an awesome opossum greatness. I have a crush, that’s a fact. She made the movie enjoyable by being in it. She’s a great actress taking her roles with pride. I really like her if you can’t tell.

When Damon and Blunt share a scene discussing their life or spilled coffee, it’s witty, entertaining and has that romantic comedy feel. Then there’s the weak aspect of the story that had to work its way in and bore me. Such as the political pandering, that plays out with pumping up one side and blasting the other. Subtle or not, it happens. If you make a movie about choice, then why limit political thinking to two groups? They make a big deal about scuffed shoes and how shocked the audience was to find out that a political group would pay to get a view on how much is too much scuffing. They wouldn’t need to do that if the public was smart enough to know who is telling the truth and who isn’t and do so without being judgmental on looks. Therefore, the public is to blame for a political candidate spending money on what’s enough scuff.

I enjoyed the ending and the reveal of the point, however, the problem is that boring isn’t entertaining and most of the film was boring. Blunt saved it. If anyone else played her part, it would have sucked reality’s funk. Good thing they got Blunt. I wouldn’t have enjoyed it otherwise. Truth be shared. Thank-you Blunt. You be awesome.


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