NY Congressman with Weineresque impulse control issues (Matt Damon) accidentally discovers that human behavior is being influenced by beings (not quite angels, but certainly not human) who flit around NY using multidimensional secret tunnels. Damon has accidentally had too much interaction with a young dancer (Emily Blunt) and needs to be “adjusted.” He resists.
This movie, based on a Phillip K. Dick novel, is not nearly as dystopian as its authorship would suggest. The characters are engaging and the movie has some interesting things to say about the nature of free will, love and the human spirit. And it was fun to watch the characters jumping around the secret tunnels and popping up all over the city, using real NYC landscapes for a change. All in all, a pleasant surprise.
If you liked this movie, you might also try Wings of Desire (the original Wim Wenders version, with Bruno Ganz and the very late Peter Falk, not the awful Nicholas Cage remake City of Angels).