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The creative team behind Being John Malkovich -- director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman -- return with this equally offbeat comedy, in which Kaufman himself becomes the leading character. Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) is a gifted but profoundly neurotic screenwriter who, after the success of Being John Malkovich, has been hired to write a script adapted from the nonfiction book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. But while Charlie is obsessive about his work, he's also intensely paranoid, given to deep ...

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Kirsten

Aug 10, 2008

Dry Subtle Quirky

The dry, subtle and quirky sense of humor along with the outstanding performances from a talented cast are the two strengths of this film.

For those who enjoyed 'Being John Malkovich', also by director Spike Jonze, Adaptation is a bit drier and slow running but still enjoyable. Kind of like 'Life Aquatic' post 'Royal Tennenbaums' for Wes Anderson.

If you're looking for a concrete sequence of events, a clear story line with the good and the bad guys and the usual plot, conflict and resolution this isn't the film for you and even the occasional flash of nudity wont compensate for the dialogue focused action-less pace.

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