Thursday, December 13, 2012

#tbt Adaptation review

For this week's Throwback Thursday review, I'll be reviewing the 2002 dramedy Adaptation starring Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper and Tilda Swinton. This movie is, in a nutshell, about itself. You see, Charlie Kaufman, who wrote this and the hilarious Being John Malkovich, had writers block when trying to adapt the book The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean into a movie so he made a movie about the experience and added some theatrical elements like a twin brother of his and a drug trade in Florida. This movie starts out normally with Charlie Kaufman (Cage) hating on himself and trying to adapt his book into a movie. Soon enough you meet Charlie's twin brother Donald Kaufman (also Cage) who lives with Charlie and is writing a script of his own. Soon, the movie takes an unexpected twist when Charlie and Donald trail Susan Orlean (Streep) and find out more than they bargained for. The end is emotional with a funny twist. One thing i liked about this movie is it makes fun of itself with out over doing it. Poignant and fresh, Adaptation is good, not amazing, but good. Happy Viewing! Watch out for my Hobbit review tomorrow or Saturday! Follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook!

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