Adaptation.

Adaptation.
Adaptation.
  • R
  • 1h 55m
  • 2002
Certified Fresh91%
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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.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: Dizzyingly original, the loopy, multi-layered Adaptation is both funny and thought-provoking.
Reviews
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

For two-thirds of its running time the film is close to genius. But there's still no third act.

June 21, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater
Fresh

It's the sort of movie that keeps reinventing itself and nudging us in the ribs as it does. You'll...

July 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

Cage gives one of the best performances of his recent career as the Kaufmans. He's a natural in th...

June 17, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Both Kaufmans are played by Nicolas Cage, whose goofy, moon-faced sincerity has never been put to...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Adult stuff only but hilarious and fresh.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie has very mature material, including very strong language, brief nudity, sexual references and situations (including masturbation and a porn Web site), drinking, smoking, and drug use. The movie has quasi-comic violence, but characters are injured and killed. Characters break the law, including stealing from nature preserves and making psychotropic drugs.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:December 6, 2002
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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