The Adjustment Bureau

Rated 4.0

Matt Damon plays a Senate candidate trounced on election night because of the sudden release of evidence of a youthful indiscretion. It’s a very bad night for him, but because of an unplanned bit of kismet, he meets his soulmate in the form of an aspiring dancer (Emily Blunt). Due to some big-picture revisions, however, she’s no longer slated by the eponymous bureaucracy to cross his path. And so the suits sweep in to clean up the mess and Damon and Blunt go through all sorts of rom-com complications to work out what seems on paper to be a done deal, which leads to a sort of French-farce approach to banging through the doors of perception. The story plays out on its own terms without spoon feeding information that most folks can suss out on their own. It also helps that the dialogue is clever and playful, which allows the two leads to develop a nice dynamic and lets the romance unfold properly without being drowned in the quirkiness of the premise. Cinemark 14 and Feather River Cinemas. Rated PG-13