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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
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This film is a miracle!

2 years, 8 months ago at Jun 3 11:58
4 votes
"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!!

5 years, 11 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

5 years ago at Jan 31 15:00
4 votes
I know a lot of people trash Nicolas Cage and it is true that many of his movies are worthless. However, I still believe he is a very talented actor and from time to time, out of nowhere, he gives one of the best perfomance of the year. This movie is a good example of this "phenomenom". Of course, Cage is not the only actors giving a good perfomance in this movie. The writing and directing are ama... 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
Tags: Drama (30), Comedy (22), 2002 (18), Book (10), Orchid (10), 2000s (10), Drugs (9), Writing (9), Writer (9), Surreal (8), (8), Evolution (8), Adaptation (7), Swamp (6), Weird (6), Jungle (6), Author (6), Nicolas Cage (5), Orchids (5), Crime (5)
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"May 10 "I'm putting in a chase sequence. So the killer flees on horseback with the girl, the cop's after them on a motorcycle and it's like a battle between motors and horses, like technology vs. horse." "And they're still all one person, right?" While this was a pretty good movie and I did like seeing Nicolas Cage play an exaggerated version of Charlie Kaufman, I thought the movie could've been a bit better. I mean it's a pretty solid movie, but it's kind of overrated compared to Kaufman's "


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"8.2, DVD Mielenkiintoisesti todellisuuden ja fiktion välillä leikittelevä Adaption on käsikirjoittaja Charlie Kaufmaniin itseensä paneutuva tekele. On ihailtavaa huomata, miten Kaufman on uskaltanut kynäillä näinkin henkilökohtaisen elokuvan itsestään. Sai monessakin kohtaa miettimään omaa elämääni ja vertailemaan itseäni hahmoihin, muttei loppujen lopuksi jätä samanlaista voimakasta ja täysivaltaista tunnetta kuin esimerkiksi Jonzen toinen tekele Her Muuten, melkein peräk"


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This film is a miracle!

“"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 Kaufman does incorporate elements of Orlean's work, this is a brilliantly meta motion picture which is actually about Kaufman (played by Nicolas Cage) struggling to adapt the aforementioned novel for the screen. Kaufman suffered writer's block during the real-life screenwriting process, and wound up writing a sensationalised account of his painstaking endeavour to adapt the book. The finished product is” read more


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