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Adaptation

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Adaptation
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Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
Title: Adaptation
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002
Edition: Superbit ed. Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: theatrical trailer ; cast & filmmaker filmographies
Based on the book "The orchid thief" by Susan Orlean
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
Summary: Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
Audience: MPAA rating R
ISBN: 0767879805
Branch Call Number: DVD
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents in association with Intermedia Films a Magnet/Clinica Estetico production ; producers, Edward Saxon, Vincent Landay, Jonathan Demme ; screenplay writers, Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman ; director, Spike Jonze
Credits: Director of photography, Lance Acord ; editor, Eric Zumbrunnen ; music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Casey Storm ; production designer, K.K. Barrett.
Performers: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Brian Cox, Judy Greer, Maggie Gyllenhaal.
System Details: DVD, Dolby surround sound, Region 1 encoding
Other Language: English or French language tracks and subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Video recordings for the hearing impaired Comedy films Feature films
Topical Term: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy films
Feature films
Publisher No: 07601
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Feb 10, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Make mine meta! For all their importance, the screenwriter doesn't get much respect in Hollywood (also see: "Barton Fink"). Charlie Kaufman, who also wrote "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," is the rare example of the screenwriter as auteur and, while this isn't his best movie, it's maybe his most representative. It gets a little too self-reflexive and meta for my tastes, collapsing in on itself like a house of cards in a house of mirrors. Cage is ok, but miscast, Cooper deservedly won an Oscar and Streep is actually acting instead of impersonating. I have no idea how Kaufman has never won best original screenplay. Directed by Spike Jonze.

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If you're expecting a fairly close adaptation of the book THE ORCHID THIEF then you'll be sorely disappointed.
Not that the cinema is poor - it's fair - but just not faithful to the book at all.

Dec 29, 2013
  • Green_Bird_203 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I prefer watching Streep playing a cold-hearted selfish bitch to a warm-hearted tearful godness. Cage did a good job playing the double roles. It took me a half hour to get interested in the story.

Oct 14, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I mentioned before in my review of 'Matchstick Men' that Nicolas Cage gets buried far too often under his horrible titles and is barely venerated for his good titles, and Adaptation is perhaps Nicolas Cage's best film. The simple fact that he is playing two characters who are complete opposites cannot be easy. Cage is in his element here, as the frumpy and often misunderstood social pariah, in this film he plays Charlie Kaufman, desperately trying to adapt Susan Orlean's book 'The Orchid Theif' and in turn putting himself into his own screenplay, and the rest of the film is the audience trying to figure out if what is happening on the screen is really happening or is just in Charlies screenplay, but by the end I'm sure most of you can come to your own conclusion.

Dec 27, 2012
  • millwood rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It is worth seeing just for Chris Cooper's performance. I liked a lot it for the first three-quarters, then inot so much when it degenerated into a typical Hollywood situation,( although that is part of the screenwriter's point.)

Some of the lines were deep and affection to me.

Oct 18, 2011
  • ms_mustard rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

this movie is unusual and held my attention for the first half but then began to remind me of series TV when by the 3rd season the plots begin to get more and more absurd. It has great stars and I had a lot of hope that it was going to be a Hollywood movie that I could enjoy, but sadly not.

Aug 08, 2011
  • AtomicFez rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Charlie Kaufmann's "8½". How to write a script about writing a script, while writing a script adapting a novel that cannot be adapted into a film. Brilliant, and easily the best work Nicholas Cage has ever done.

Jul 02, 2010
  • macierules rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Streep and Cage were great, but the best was Chris Cooper playing the orchid hunter. Very clever screenplay.

Apr 02, 2010
  • MiriamMaf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This film is so self aware. When watching the film, the viewer becomes very aware that the story is about the process by which the film we are watching was made... but not really. It's a fictional story about the process of adapting a book about orchid's into a film, and the film IS that story. Sound confusing? don't worry, it becomes clear very quickly, but more importantly the story is nowhere near as important as the characters and their lives.The movie is really about them not anything else. Yes, it's very convoluted and awesome!

4 stars for that, and 4 stars for Nic Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper. Honorable mention goes to Brian Cox. When Cox's character tells Charlies (Cage) "No cheating" you can actually see how the writes don't cheat to finish the movie.

Jan 15, 2009
  • nadian rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Unusual but hilarious in many spots; worth a watch.

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