Adaptation [Blu-ray]

Adaptation [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
, Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
, Brian Cox
Brian Cox
Adaptation [Blu-ray]

Adaptation [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
, Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
, Brian Cox
Brian Cox


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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 depression, socially inept, and terrified of talking to women, qualities which are making it difficult to get on with his work or hold on to his tenuous relationship with girlfriend Amelia (Cara Seymour). Meanwhile, Charlie's identical twin brother, Donald Kaufman (also played by Cage), has shown up to move in with his brother. Emotionally, Donald is Charlie's polar opposite -- a loudmouthed, over-confident, superficial party animal who has an easy way with the ladies. Donald has decided to follow his brother's footsteps and take up screenwriting as well, but embracing the dictates of screenwriting tutor Robert McKee (Brian Cox), he's cranking out a cliché-ridden serial-killer thriller when not busy making time with new girlfriend Caroline (Maggie Gyllenhaal). As Donald blazes through his screenplay, Charlie slowly picks away at his story, in which author Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep) chronicles John Laroche (Chris Cooper), a scruffy but devoted plant enthusiast who tries to save rare species of orchids by stealing them from their natural home in the swamps of Florida. As John and Susan become better acquainted, they find themselves attracted to one another; similarly, Charlie finds himself increasingly fascinated with Susan, and finds himself falling in love with her, even though he's only seen her photo on the dust jacket of her book. Charlie arranges to meet Susan, but is too nervous to confront her face to face, so he sends Donald (who has just scored a seven-figure deal for his script) in his place, while he attends a screenwriting seminar held by McKee. Adaptation also features Tilda Swinton, Judy Greer, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2020
UPC: 0826663207866
Original Release: 2002
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 1:55:00
Sales rank: 18,102

Special Features

Original Featurette; Still Gallery; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Charlie Kaufman
Meryl Streep Susan Orlean
Chris Cooper John Laroche
Tilda Swinton Valerie Thomas
Brian Cox Robert McKee
Cara Seymour Amelia Kavan
Maggie Gyllenhaal Caroline
Jay Tavare Matthew Osceola
Litefoot Russell
Roger Willie Randy
Jim Beaver Ranger Tony
Judy Greer Alice the Waitress
Ron Livingston Marty
G. Paul Davis Russell
Doug Jones Augustus Margary
Stephen Tobolowsky Ranger Steve Neely
Gary Farmer Buster Baxley
Peter Jason Defense Attorney
Gregory Itzin Prosecutor
Curtis Hanson Orlean's Husband
Agnes Badoo Orlean Dinner Guest
Paul Fortune Orlean Dinner Guest
Paul Jasmin Orlean Dinner Guest
Lisa Love Orlean Dinner Guest
Wendy Mogel Orlean Dinner Guest
David O. Russell Orlean Dinner Guest
Bob Stephenson David
Bob Yerkes Charles Darwin
Lynn Court Laroche's Dad
Roger E. Fanter Laroche's Uncle
Sandra Gimpel Laroche's Mom
Caron Colvett Laroche's Wife
Larry Krask EMT
John Etter McKee Lecture Attendee
Ray Berrios Police Officer
Nancy Lenehan Kaufman's Mother,Voices
John Malkovich Himself (uncredited)
John Cusack Himself (uncredited)
Lance Acord Himself (uncredited)
Catherine Keener Herself (uncredited)
Agnes NaDene Baddoo Orlean Dinner Guest
Carter Burwell Composer

Technical Credits
Spike Jonze Director
Charlie Kaufman Screenwriter,Screenwriter,Executive Producer
Justine Baddeley Casting
Dan Bradley Stunts
Gary D'Amico Special Effects
Kim Davis Casting
Jonathan Demme Producer
Vincent Landay Producer
Gray Marshall Special Effects
Peter Saraf Executive Producer,Producer
Edward Saxon Producer
Gray Matter FX Special Effects
Richard Beggs Sound/Sound Designer
Drew Kunin Sound/Sound Designer
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