How much power exactly do the agents of fate hold over someone’s life? Can free will ever win over fate? And is it free will or fate that orchestrates action? Such are the questions that come to mind throughout George Nolfi’s newest film, “The Adjustment Bureau,” based on the short story by Phillip K. Dick.
“The intention of this film is to raise questions – that’s what art should do,” commented Nolfi about his soon-to-be released motion picture at an earlier Pasadena screening. And that, Mr. Nolfi, it definitely did.
The screening on Tuesday was followed by a discussion led by Craig Detweiler, associate professor of communication at Pepperdine University.
“I don’t think you can create an equivalency of this film to Christian theology or Scripture,” Detweiler told The Christian Post. But “this is a film that deals with all kinds of forms of thinking about these issues. Is there one plan? Are there many plans? How do I find the plan? What if I get off the plan?”
The part sci-fi, part romance thriller stars Matt Damon playing the role of David Norris, a determined, charismatic politician who is well on his way towards becoming New York’s youngest senator.
On the eve of his election night, he meets Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt), a beautiful contemporary ballet dancer who is unlike any woman he’s ever known, by chance.
And chance, it seems, continues to bring them together, despite what the men in grey suits and hats – the agents of fate – have got to say about it.
The men of the Adjustment Bureau will do everything in their considerable power to prevent Norris and Sellas from being together.
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