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Adaptation

From the "Being John Malkovich" duo of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman comes this stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people; obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Chris Cooper), "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage), and his twin brother Donald (also Cage). As Charlie struggles to adapt Orlean's best-selling book "The Orchid Thief", he writes himself into his own movie. The various stories crash into one another exploding into a wildly imaginative film. With Tilda Swinton, and Brian Cox as screenwriting guru Robert McKee.

Year: 2002
Genre: Art House Cinema, Comedy, 2003, Based on..., Best of Post 2000, Alice Members' Top 100, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox
Duration: 110 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains drug use, offensive language and sexual themes.
7.7/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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