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Adaptation.

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Spike Jonze

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Plot Summary

Director Spike Jonze delivers a stunningly original comedy that seamlessly blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche (Cooper), New Yorker journalist Susan Orlean (Streep), Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (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. ADAPTATION, the year's most talked about movie, is at once a hilarious drama and a moving comedy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 198
  • Fresh: 180
  • Rotten: 18
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Adaptation may not be the first movie to examine the creative process. But it's the most playfully brilliant. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Adaptation is simply brilliant. – Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: One-of-a-kind near-masterpiece. – Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It will surprise you. It will delight you. It will give you something truly chewy to take home from the theater. – Susan Stark, Detroit News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Amazing Insight

When i first saw this movie, i couldnt stop thinking about it. Its amazing! Each of these characters finds someone who inspires them in some deep way and changes their view on life. THEN each finds out that they have been mislead and betrayed by the outward appearance. Such amazing insights into insecurity and the perceived loneliness of every human being. definitely a MUST SEE

Adaptation

This is by far the most clever, genius, and ahead-of-it's-time film that this generation has seen. The hypocrisy demonstrated by the protagonist provides a perfect hollywood satire, while remaining solemn and heartfelt. The acting of Cage, Streep, and Cooper is phinaminal, and the subtle genius facts and ideas really complement the amazing screenplay, direction, and acting. I couldn't be more impressed.

Infectious and Ingenious

This is in my top 5 favorite films! It's a wonderfully batty story with A+ writing, acting and usage of plants. This movie will make you laugh from the first line till the last, and Meryl Streep is TERRIFIC!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2003

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