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Actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery

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David Norris is a young politician who has just lost his bid for the Senate. Dejected, he goes to the bathroom, where he encounters a young beautiful dancer named Elise. She inspires him to be remarkably frank in his concession speech, which reinvigorates the pundits to predict a successful run in his future. Some time later, David encounters Elise on a bus and gets her phone number. However, when he arrives to a meeting, he finds the room swarmed with men in suits examining the bodies of Norris' campaign workers, seemingly frozen in time. David runs but is captured by these men, who reveal that they are The Adjustment Bureau, a collective of beings (modern people often refer to them as "angels") who insure that the plan of their boss is followed. David's encounter with Elise was never supposed to happen, so they remove her number from his life, and tell him his memory will be erased if he ever tells a single person about their existence. Years later, on the verge of his next senate run, he bumps into Elise yet again, and they plan to meet. Despite the Bureau's best efforts to throw each of them off of their course of action, David and Elise meet and fall in love officially. The Bureau warns David that he is meant to become President of the United States, but if he stays with Elise, he will ruin both his and her careers. David chooses to ignore their warning and runs for his life with Elise, the Bureau hot on his trail to erase the memories of them both.
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Best part of story, including ending: This is a ridiculous movie with a potentially interesting premise squandered by its overly simplistic and slowly paced execution. Damon and Blunt are given little to do.

Best scene in story: The most memorable scene involves Anthony Mackie telling Matt Damon that angels get their magic from the hats they wear. It's unintentionally funny, making it the best part of a boring film.

Opinion about the main character: Matt Damon tries incredibly hard to make David interesting, but the script does him no favors. He's relegated to being a lovestruck bland hero.

The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance Plotlets:    -   two lovers separated by conflict/reuniting magical being/mental/magical powers    -   Yes kind of powers:    -   angels or other afterlife

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   spiritual Is this movie based on a    -   book

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