Movie: The Adjustment Bureau
Main Actors: Matt Damon and Emily Blunt
MPAA Rating: PG-13 – this rating seemed fair
Passionate Expressions: A few.
Useless Vulgar Language: Some strong ones. Apparently they though that since they cut back on the sex and the gory violence they could throw some more F-bombs in there. Don’t you love ratings.
Sex: There is a sex scene in this movie. It seemed unnecessary to the story. They pretty much only did it so they could have a sex scene. Blah!
Real Violence: Yes, although there is very little violence.
Action Violence: Nope
Pointless Violence: Yes. Watching Emily Blunt awkwardly running around was violence against my eyeballs.
Overall Rating: A-
Visual Effects: A
Food to Watch With: How about some ice-cream.
Plot Synopsis: Man attempts to change his fate.
Review: Another movie that I wasn’t expecting to like that I loved. I think the people that make previews really blow it sometimes. I will even say this was one of the most romantic movies of its year. I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again. Every time I see another Julia Roberts/Meg Ryan/Katherine Heigl movie I feel like puking my guts out; not because I hate romantic movies but because I love them and those women are destroying them. AAAaaaaarrrrrggggg. Anyway, during a decade that has been desperately needing some romance with content this one floated to the surface. Neither Matt Damon nor Emily Blunt are among my favorites and my wife and I spent a good deal of time laughing at Matt Damon/Emily Blunt running, but they both did a decent job in this one. The plot for this movie was very complex and explained very well; interesting ideas and philosophical tenants abounded but what this movie centered on for me was a love story and a man doing everything he could to be with the woman he loved. I will always root for movies like this, movies that don’t treat the viewer like an idiot.
Life Lessons: Hats should come back into style, the world looks better that way.
Summary: Great movie for romance and starting religious and philosophical discussions. Win win.
Would I Watch This Again: I sure will.