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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
Release Date 2002-12-06
Runtime 115 minutes
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mco shared a tip "A brilliant and wonderful movie."
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."
micheal_kelley shared a tip "It's like Being John Malkovich, but with less Malkovich and just the right amount of Cage."
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."
olwen_morton shared a tip "weird but awesome"
ryan_marsh_3340 shared a tip "Typical mind-expanding comedy from Charlie Kauffman"
n0ntoxic shared a tip "Yeah. I love all of Charlie Kaufmans movies. Nic cage is great in this too!"
joey_reynoso shared a tip "Loved this movie as a teen/early adult"
aniko_tr shared a tip "Brilliant!"
jason_carpenter shared a tip "Proof that nick cage can actually act, quite well in fact. Very unique and engaging story"