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Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2002-12-06

Runtime 115 minutes

Budget $19m

Revenue $33m


TMDB 7.4


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mco shared a tip "A brilliant and wonderful movie."

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rather_notsay_6247 shared a tip "The only Charlie Kaufman film I like (I think)"

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regina_simmons shared a tip "“He says that we have to realize that we all write in a genre, and we must find our originality within that genre.”"

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patrick_hardy_6462 shared a tip "I read The Orchid Thief and was excited to see this film. Is it an Adaptation? Hard to say but it’s pure brilliance."

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micheal_kelley shared a tip "It's like Being John Malkovich, but with less Malkovich and just the right amount of Cage."

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micheal_kelley shared a tip "It's no Malkovich, but it's fully aware of that fact, and that's what makes it an enduring piece of cinema."

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olwen_morton shared a tip "weird but awesome"

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ryan_marsh_3340 shared a tip "Typical mind-expanding comedy from Charlie Kauffman"

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joey_reynoso shared a tip "Loved this movie as a teen/early adult"

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jason_carpenter shared a tip "Proof that nick cage can actually act, quite well in fact. Very unique and engaging story"

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aniko_tr shared a tip "Brilliant!"

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n0ntoxic shared a tip "Yeah. I love all of Charlie Kaufmans movies. Nic cage is great in this too!"

autumn_eckstein shared a tip "agony in the mundane, made beautifully"

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