In his feature directorial debut, The Adjustment Bureau
, screenwriter George Nolfi (Ocean’s Twelve
, The Bourne Ultimatum
) may well have discovered the formula for the perfect date movie. By striking a particularly skillful balance between heart-fluttering romance and heady sci-fi thrills, this mind-bending tale of forbidden love in a world devoid of true freedom offers something genuinely engaging for men and women alike, and blankets it all with a sugary sprinkle of self-conscious humor that perfectly offsets the heavier themes of fate versus free will.
David Norris (Matt Damon) is a rising New York congressmen whose everyman charisma ...