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The Adjustment Bureau [2011] (1 disc)

Director:George Nolfi
Writer:George Nolfi
Composer:Thomas Newman
Length:106 minutes
(1 hour 46 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
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IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Reaction: Very intriguing and, at times, a touch mind-blowing.

Personal Rating: 8/10

George Nolfi => Director / Writer
Thomas Newman => Composer
Philip K. Dick => Short story "Adjustment Team"
Anthony Mackie => Harry Mitchell
Anthony Ruivivar => McCrady
Chuck Scarborough => Chuck Scarborough
Darrell Lenormand => Upstate Farmer (as Darrell James LeNormand)
Donnie Keshawarz => Donaldson
Emily Blunt => Elise Sellas
Florence Kastriner => Suburban Mom
Gregory Lay => Albert, Campaign Aide
Gregory P. Hitchen => U.S. Coast Guard Officer (as Capt. Gregory P. Hitchen)
James Carville => James Carville
Jennifer Ehle => Brooklyn Ice House Bartender
Jessica Lee Keller => Lauren, Elise's Best Friend
John Slattery => Richardson
Jon Stewart => Jon Stewart
Kar => Political Consultant
Lauren Hodges => Robyn, Campaign Aide
Lisa Thoreson => Suburban Mom
Mary Matalin => Mary Matalin
Matt Damon => David Norris
Michael Bloomberg => Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg)
Michael Kelly => Charlie Traynor
Natalie Carter => Suburban Neighbor (as Natalie E. Carter)
Phyllis MacBryde => Suburban Neighbor
RJ Konner => Political Consultant
Susan D. Michaels => Reporter
Terence Stamp => Thompson

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The phone number given to Matt Damon by Emily Blunt in the movie ((212) 664-7665) is owned by Universal Studios and has appeared in other films distributed by the company (Definitely, Maybe, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in an effort to avoid the much overused "555" prefix. If called, it will ring indefinitely.
  • The names of the three main members of the Adjustment Bureau are Thompson, Richardson, and Harry: a play on the term Tom, Dick, and Harry, which is slang for any anonymous persons. Philip K. Dick is also the writer of the short story the movie is based on.
  • The original ending involved David and Elise meeting a female "Chairman" was scrapped and the finale re-shot months after the film had wrapped.
  • Some of Emily Blunt's dancing scenes were completed using a body double, dancer [?] Acacia Schachte of the Cedar Lake Company, with the actress' face being digitally placed on the dancer's body.
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo and Daniel Dae Kim had original scenes in the movie, but those scenes ended up being cut from the final version of the film. Shohreh played God in the original cut of the film. According to Shohreh Aghdashloo herself in a Los Angeles Times interview, she was replaced by the studio because she was born a Muslim and the studio wasn't ready for Muslim to portray God in a movie. Her exact quote: "Oh, my God, I loved that role. As actors, we all know we're at the mercy of the editing table, but not to this extent, never had I experienced it. The director, George Nolfi, decided I should play God. Everything went great until I got a call from the director who was asking to have lunch with me. He was on the verge of crying. He said, the distribution company believes that you cannot play this role....That's right, although if I'm asked what religion I am, I say I was born a Muslim. I don't introduce myself as a Muslim woman, but I guess the distribution company put the dots together and felt it's too early for this."
  • The visual effect on Top of the Rock, where they run up the stairs to the observation platform, turn around and go down the stairs, and find themselves still on the observation platform, was nicknamed the "M.C. Escher stairs" shot.
  • Both Anthony Mackie and John Slattery, who star in this film, play parts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Anthony Mackie plays Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and John Slattery plays Howard Stark in Iron Man 2.
  • Abbie Cornish auditioned for a role.
  • One of the production companies for this film is Electric Shepherd Productions, so named for the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (source of Blade Runner) by Philip K. Dick, who also wrote the short story, The Adjustment Team on which this film is based.
  • According to Emily Blunt, filming at the Statue of Liberty was frequently interrupted by onlookers yelling out "Matt Damon!" in imitation of the puppet from Team America: World Police.