- Released:June 25 2003
- Rated: M15+
Reaching over $2.2 million at the Australian Box Office and nominated for four Academy Awards® Adaptation has been proclaimed by critics as one of the most outstanding films of the year. A mesmerising off-beat comedy focussing on the writing process as well as the nature of beauty and the beauty of nature.
Funny and thought-provoking, Adaptation teams the director (Spike Jonze) and writer (Charlie Kaufman) of the critically acclaimed Being John Malkovich with the producers of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia in yet another quirky film boasting inspiring performances which are intriguingly based on real life people.
Delivering one of his finest performances, Oscar - nominated Nicolas Cage stars as Charlie Kaufman and his fictionalised twin brother Donald. Although they share looks and careers as screenwriters, the similarities end there. Whilst Donald is a hit with women and seems to be able to produce the formula-written script that Hollywood requires, Charlie is nervous, insecure and troubled by both his neuroses and his new project, adapting Susan Orleanıs novel - The Orchid Thiefı into a film.
The more Charlie suffers from writer's block over the project the more he becomes fixated on Orlean (Academy Award - winner and 2003 nominee for Best Supporting Actress, Meryl Streep from THE HOURS, OUT OF AFRICA). His brotherıs advice? Turn her sensitive story into a thriller loaded with car chases, shootouts, sexual obsession and murder.
In the process, fact and fantasy blur in Kaufman's and our minds creating a brilliantly complex movie that both inspires and entertains.