The basic premise: life is one big plan and secret men with hats make sure you spill your coffee at the scheduled time so you won’t miss the bus and upset world order. Unless you accidentally cheat ‘fate’ and end up meeting the one true love – a person of course that the powers that be do not intend you to meet. Damon and Blunt are the couple in love, fighting against Big Brother-ish plans, and the whole thing is reasonably entertaining for a while. But unfortunately, the ending is much too simple, popping the otherwise intriguing action-balloon.
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (Der Plan) | Directed by George Nolfi (USA 2011) with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Opens March 10