Matt Damon stars as David Norris, a congressional candidate who is forced by the guardians of fate to choose between his political career path (including a run as U.S. president) and the love of his life (Emily Blunt). The film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Adjustment Team" and sends in members of the bureau to freeze time and "adjust" people's lives according to a mysterious Chairman's grand "plan," paying no mind to free will. Campaign lesson learned: Make sure your life falls into line with "the plan," otherwise a gaggle of men wearing suits will make sure it does. If you're lucky enough to learn their identities and not be brainwashed, the only way to rival their power is to don their hats, travel through secret doors and remain devoted to your true love. Maybe then will the race's outcome be favorable.
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- Politics and Government
- Philip K Dick
- The Adjustment Bureau (movie)
- Matt Damon
- Emily Blunt