Remember that part at the end of The Matrix: Reloaded where Neo and the Architect have that muddled conversation about free will and predestination?
OK, imagine that happening near the beginning of the film and then the rest of the film being about two people who should’ve been together but weren’t trying to be together.
That’s The Adjustment Bureau.
Or, as the graphic reads: The Matrix: Reloaded plus Somewhere in Time to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind power equals The Adjustment Bureau.
The moral of the story: you can have “free will” only if you fight for it. Debate amongst yourselves.
A cool thing about the movie, though, is that it’s based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose stories have been the inspiration behind Bladerunner, Total Recall, Minority Report and others.
For this film, it’s based on a short story called The Adjustment Team and the great thing is that it seems to be out of copyright and available to download and read for free.
You can do so here. The site may look sketch, but it downloads fine.