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YMMV / The Adjustment Bureau

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  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Is everyone working for the Bureau a Manipulative Bastard, or are they Well-Intentioned Extremist types?
    • Is David a heroic everyman standing up for his rights as a human being, or is he a selfish jerk turning his back on a chance to save the world, or at least improve it?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Michael Kelly plays a political advisor two years before his role in House of Cards (US) as Chief of Staff Doug Sampler.
    • Emily Blunt would do two more sci-fi films dealing with the unusual movement through time - Looper and Edge of Tomorrow.
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  • One-Scene Wonder: Terence Stamp as Thompson. He is only in three or four scenes, but completely steals all of them.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • The idea that your whole life's direction, down to what whether or not you're late for work, could be controlled by a group of cosmic beings, especially since anyone wearing a hat could be one of them.
    • Plus the fact that if your life is not going very well, this could be their plan for you and they'll do what they need to to keep your life that way.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Anthony Mackie would get his true breakout role a couple of years later as the Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • Emily Blunt was known but not necessarily A-list at the time. She would eventually reach the A-list with Into the Woods a few years later.
  • Tear Jerker: The scene where Elise falls during a show. The sheer look of panic on her face as she is carried out is very sobering - especially for such a usually happy girl. Even worse is the shot of her waiting alone in the hospital after David has left her.


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