Watch: The Adjustment Bureau 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York the only woman he’s ever loved. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself, the men of The Adjustment Bureau, who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path… or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her..
Plot: A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he’s ever loved.
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A well made and more thoughtful film that you might be expecting
What if your own free will was nothing of the sort. Every move you made was in accordance with a master plan, any kinks or imperfections “adjusted” by persons unknown, constantly on hand to ensure you stayed on track.
Many people might assume that their lives are quite the reverse, with all the bad decisions they have made, anything resembling a master plan is unlikely.
David Norris (Matt Damon) is a rising New York Congressman with his heart set on becoming a young Senator, everything is going according to plan until he meets the beautiful quirky ballerina, Elise (Emily Blunt) in a mens restroom.
Elise inspires him in ways that he could not have imagined but any longer term relationship is not part of the plan the “Men in Grey” have mapped out. They do not like their careful plans messed with, ever. Although they do get to wear Trilby’s, which not only look cool but are also a necessary tool for their profession.
The many scenes between Blunt and Damon are very believable and natural, real chemistry in action and is fun to watch. Blunt is a breath of fresh air in the congressman’s driven life, living more in the moment than he possibly ever did before.
Just when you think the film will descend into a smorgasbord of special effects, the story goes into the opposite direction. A thoughtful and character driven piece about choices and the ripple effect each path taken, or not taken, has on your own and other peoples lives.
Terence Stamp, still with one of the best voices in the business, together with Anthony Mackie & John Slattery, do good work as the agents attempting to get everything back on track.
There are some good lines and Damon can play an aspiring politician with ease, no doubt he could be one in real life if he chose to move in that direction.
The central question of defining who we are by the choices we make is explored and it is good to see another movie messing with our heads, if only just a little. If we have no free will are we still the people we thought we were, very deep but don’t panic, the film does not get too caught up in this existentialism.
The action is limited, there are no cars exploding and the body count is non existent, a refreshing change from most modern films. A film that could have been made in the 50’s from a story point of view, although actually based on a short story by Phillip K Dick of “Do Androids dream of electric sheep” fame, the inspiration for “Blade Runner”.
Production values are good, although not of the highest flight. The costumes worn by the adjustment police are rather dodgy and look like guys with spare motorcycle helmets sprayed black. Not what you would expect in a big budget Hollywood movie, a small point but quite noticeable.
Similar to many films of this genre, the movie has to decide how to wrap everything up neatly. The final reel is perhaps a little disappointing but that depends on how you would want the film to end, somehow it feels that the easier option was taken.
A well made and more thoughtful film than you might be expecting.
Well acted with a believable romance, a light dusting of Sci-Fi and a great story. “Inception” lite perhaps, which is certainly recommendation enough for any film.
Intriguing and Ambiguous Story
In New York, the prominent politician David Norris (Matt Damon) is disputing the election for the Senate but his past of bad boy makes him lose the election. He meets the stranger Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) hidden in the Waldorf’s toilet and she tells that she had crashed a party and the security guards are chasing her. They start a conversation and they immediately fall in love with each other. However the guards find her and David does not see her again. However she inspires him to make a remarkable speech.
One day, David is traveling by bus and he meets Elise again. She gives her phone number to him and David promises to call her. However, strangers wearing hats approach to David and tell that they belong to the Adjustment Bureau and Elise and David must be kept apart. They destroy the piece of paper with her phone number and David is unable to contact Elise. Three years later, David sees Elise walking on the sidewalk. He gets out of the bus to meet her and he learns that she is a dancer. But the strangers use their abilities to keep them apart. What is the reason why David and Elise can not be together?
“The Adjustment Bureau” is a romantic and suspenseful sci-fi based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, the writer of “Blade Runner”, “Total Recall”, “Impostor”, “Minority Report”, “Paycheck”, “A Scanner Darkly” and “Next”, among other sci-fi films. The intriguing story is ambiguous; the chemistry between Matt Damon and Emily Blunt is wonderful; and it is always great to see Terence Stamp. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): “Os Agentes do Destino” (“The Agents of Destiny”)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director George Nolfi
Writer George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick
Actors Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera PanArri 435, Panavision Primo, Angenieux Optimo, Canon and Nikkor Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo, Angenieux Optimo, Canon and Nikkor Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, Angenieux Optimo, Canon and Nikkor Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate) (film processing)
Film Length 2,897 m (Sweden), 2,918 m (Portugal)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema