I know this isn’t a typical IPC type of movie to review, but this deserves much more than a three minute review or a mention on the TMISTIPWEWA. This movie is really good. Now… how do I expand on that… hmmmm… it’s not tense… or gripping… or bloody…. or moving… or boobish… or action packed… Re-reading that, this sounds pretty boring but this is anything but. I think this falls under Sci-Fi and, when I think Sci-Fi I think “out in space” and shit, but I get it here. I’m sure if The Good and Wonderful Reader is already set against this, I doubt that I’ll be able to change your mind, but I’ve seen this twice (the second time this last weekend) and I liked it even better the second time around. I’m not afraid to admit that I like Matt Damon and I don’t know much about Emily Blunt but I liked her in this and Sunshine Cleaning. I also really enjoyed a dude named John Slattery and Anthony Mackie (from The Hurt Locker) and having the asshole, mall security guy from the Dawn of the Dead remake never hurts (Michael Kelly). So, yeah, fedoras and Damon and Blunt and mystery doors and super cool chase scenes are what we get here and I thought this was pretty wicked. Oh yeah, and Mystery People who manipulate the human race and make them stick to The Plan. WHAT?
If you happen to have read the original four or five page short story by Phillip K Dick and are worried, for some reason, that this is going to make a You Mother Fucking Bastard of the original piece of work, trust me Purists, this is much better and much more full of “meat”. Damon is an up and coming politico who happens to run into Blunt one day and they quickly fall madly in love – awwwwwww. Kids today!! But, this isn’t part of The Plan! WOAH! Mackie and Slattery do everything they can to make Adjustments and get them separated! Poor, poor luvahs. Broken hearts for everyone, sniff. Someone hand me a tissue, please.
But wait!! Down the road they meet again!! They fall in love… AGAIN!!! This isn’t part of The Plan!! AGAIN!! Mackie and Slattery are out matched!! Fate has the upper hand!! They have to call in