Hollywood’s imagination drain is the problem, but here’s the cure – Philip K. Dick.
The late science fiction author whose work influenced “Blade Runner” and “Total Recall” continues to inspire screenwriters with “The Adjustment Bureau,” a romantic thriller starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in “The Adjustment Bureau.”
“Bureau’s” sci-fi trappings can’t match other Dick adaptations, and you could drive a Hummer through some of its plot holes. But Dick’s fertile mind combined with two strong leads makes “Bureau” a tricky exploration of free will.
Damon stars as David Norris, a politician whose colorful past just cost him a senate seat in New York. He enters a men’s bathroom to mull over his concession speech when he meets Elise (Emily Blunt), who ducked into the bathroom after getting caught crashing a wedding. [Read more…]