The Adjustment Bureau

Just as he is on the brink of winning a senate seat, politician David Norris (Matt Damon) meets a ballerina named Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). Though David is smitten, mysterious men conspire to keep him away from the beautiful dancer. David learns he is up against the powerful agents of Fate itself and, glimpsing the future laid out before him, must either accept a predetermined path that does not include Elise, or defy Fate to be with her.

Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Michael Kelly, Terence Stamp

Director: George Nolfi

Genres: Romantic, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Psychological Sci-Fi

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Even though it got off to a slow start, Rango turned out to be entertaining and funny. Much like other successful animations, such as Shrek, it is written on separate levels — one being that understood and appreciated by children and the other strictly for adults. Most kids will not understand why thespians being illegal in seven states was so funny, but we certainly did!

Rango might be a bit predictable, but any movie that can have you getting attached to characters like Beans, Balthazar and Roadkill has some genius behind it. Roger Ebert gave it four stars and we were all thumbs up.

Would I watch it again or add it to my collection of DVD’s? You know, I think I just might.

Opened March 4, 2011
Runtime:1 hr. 47 min.

Rude humor, language, action and smoking

A chameleon that aspires to be a swashbuckling hero finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genres: Hybrid Western, Family-Oriented Adventure, Children, Family

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