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Adaptation Movie Review

R114 min, 2002

Director: Spike Jonze
Writers: Susan Orlean (book The Orchid Thief), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay) and Donald Kaufman (screenplay)

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper

Spike Jonze’s Adaptation. is as bewildering, magnificent, odd, funny and original as its predecessor. In what amounts to ultra-meta fiction, the film concerns screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (played by Nicolas Cage), the Oscar-nominated and much-beloved scribe behind Being John Malkovich (1999), which was Jonze’s feature debut. Continue reading

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