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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
Roger Willie Roger Willie
Jim Beaver Jim Beaver
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This film is a miracle!

2 years, 11 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


6 years, 1 month 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, 3 months ago at Jan 31 15:00
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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), Evolution (8), (8), Adaptation (7), Swamp (6), Author (6), Jungle (6), Weird (6), Crime (5), Orchids (5), Nicolas Cage (5)
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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”

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" Directed by Spike Jonze Starring Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, John Cusack, Tilda Swinton, Jim Beaver, Litefoot, Chris Hanson, Doug Jones, Catherine Keener, Gregory Itzin, Peter Jason, Stephen Tobolowsky, Judy Greer, Bob Stephenson, Gary Farmer, David O. Russell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Spike Jonze, and John Malkovich "

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