The Adjustment Bureau Blu-ray review

            The Adjustment Bureau has the structure of a romantic comedy. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl and boy fights to win girl back; this all just happens within the creative mind of Philip K. Dick. Based on a story by the acclaimed science fiction author, there is a unique twist to the traditional formula, making this film a smart and unique blend of genres. Part science fiction thriller and part romance, The Adjustment Bureau is a highly enjoyable film for those willing to accept that the thrills don’t necessarily come from violence. To call this film a thriller is misleading in some regards, but mostly just because it is such a unique blend of genres that it is difficult to pin it to any one of them entirely.

            Matt Damon stars as a blue-collar politician who meets an enchanting woman (Emily Blunt) in the men’s restroom on the evening he loses his election campaign for New York State Senate. This encounter inspires an honest and highly praised speech, but when he finally runs into the special woman again it complicates his life. Accidentally witnessing a secret society of angel-like humans called The Adjustment Bureau as they alter the course of his partner’s decisions, it becomes clear to the young politician that the world is more complicated than he ever imagined. To make matters worse, he is told that meeting the woman from the men’s restroom ever again would alter the course of the rest of his life, and that it is forbidden. Choosing love over a career, he pursues the woman of his dreams at the risk of everything.

            The Blu-ray combo pack includes three different viewing options for the film with the DVD and Digital Copy included. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is an interactive map of New York which shows the intricate design of portals in the doors of New York City, along with the high definition presentation. Also included are deleted and extended scenes, a featurette about the door portals, and a featurette with Emily Blunt discussing her role as Elise. There is also a commentary track with writer/director George Nolfi and a featurette about the romantic storyline of fated love.

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