Soft Bourne

I’ve been hanging out in a lot of men’s bathrooms after seeing The Adjustment Bureau. I’ll leave it at that in case you haven’t seen it yet. And you should, because if you liked Inception, you’ll like this little puzzle as well. Sorry, Amazon feature kicking in.

Another similarity that struck me: The Adjustment Bureau is not unlike the Bourne trilogy. Bourne-lite, if you will. There’s Matt Damon, tension, chase scenes, a love interest, and a hot scene with said love interest. Mmm, soft Bourne.

Sure, there were a few lame lines (“Are you an angel?” Ugh), but I don’t think it was meant to be a serious, deeply philosophical take on fate. It ponders ideas like, Were you meant to spill your coffee at 7:05 a.m.? What are the consequences of that, and were they predetermined? If things don’t go according to plan (The Plan, not your plan), will a team of guys in Mad Men hats come and adjust you? There’s some winking going on, and I was totally in the mood to wink back.


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