*some spoilers*Adjustment Bureau:
Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this Inception-light film, adapted from a Phillip K Dick (Minority Report, Blade Runner, Next, Paycheck, Total Recall) story.
PKD's stories seem to often have an authoritarian element; the mysterious Tyrell corporation, the evil air-controlling corporation on Mars, the ReKall company that implants false memories or, in the Minority Report, the police pre-crime division.
In the Adjustment Bureau (AB), the nature and extent of humanity's free will is questioned. How much of our decisions are self-made verses manipulated by the men of AB (apparently there are few AB women; in order to use some technology, one needs a 1960's style man hat).
Matt Damon's character, David Norris is a failed New York US Senator candidate. He has his fate altered when an adjuster is caught off guard. This leads to a series of unplanned events and results in a romance, and other unintended consequences. (Adjusters have limited abilities to control all destiny).
The romantic chemistry is good. Adjusters, though, are comic book like. Terrance Stamp, a revered adjuster brought in to stop the unplanned romance, is usually an intimidating bad guy; in this film, he's not convincing, more of a stern grandfather. Performances of note: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Anthony Mackie.
Overall the story is fine; it's a pleasant romance embedded in a SciFi film. The action not too violent or over the top. Will love conquer the fates or is our future immutable? I guess I wanted more mystery perhaps something more memorable. Though, for the $4 entry fee, I'm not complaining.
** of 4