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Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage
Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton
Valerie Thomas
Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
Susan Orlean
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper
John Laroche
Jay Tavare Jay Tavare
Matthew Osceola
Litefoot Litefoot
Russell
Roger Willie Roger Willie
Randy
Jim Beaver Jim Beaver
Ranger Tony


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Charlie Kaufman Charlie Kaufman
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This film is a miracle!

5 years, 2 months ago at Jun 3 11:58
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"There are too many ideas and things and people. Too many directions to go. I was starting to believe the reason it matters to care passionately about something, is that it whittles the world down to a more manageable size."

Although 2002's Adaptation is based on Susan Orlean's nonfiction book The Orchid Thief, it's far more than that label implies. While the screenplay by Charlie K... read more

Awesome!!

8 years, 5 months ago at Mar 10 13:57
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Adaptation is another unusual and deep story that is hilarious and dramatic when it comes to twists and effective consequences. Adaptation is a film that is rather bright and funny regarding flowers and other plants but is very weird because of the way this film is filmed and produced. The story attracted my attention the most as well as the unbelievable ensemble cast. I loved this film a lot beca... read more

A great movie

7 years, 6 months ago at Jan 31 15:00
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I already saw this movie, in fact, I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released, but since it was such a long time ago, I was really eager to check it out again. In fact, I do remember quite well when it came out. Indeed, back then, ‘Being John Malkovich’ had become a big cult-classic but, to be honest, even though I did like how wild and original it was, it didn’t completely conv... read more
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Description: Twisty brilliance from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and director Spike Jonze, the team who created Being John Malkovich. Nicolas Cage returns to form with a funny, sad, and sneaky performance as Charlie Kaufman, a self-loathing screenwriter who has been hired to adapt Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief into a screenplay. Frustrated and infatuated by Orlean's elegant but plotless book (which is largely a rumination on flowers), Kaufman begins to write a screenplay about himself trying to write a screenplay about The Orchid Thief, all the while hounded by his twin brother Donald (Cage again), who's cheerfully writing the kind of ... (more)
Release date: 14 February 2003
UPC: 043396076013
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