Posted on 7/23/13 09:59 AM
Adaptation is a stunningly original film in that it almost redefines what a film can actually be. The elements of metafiction make this film an intelligent and complex drama about the creation of the film itself. It's the kind of intelligence that is subtle; Adaptation doesn't go out of the way to tell you specifically that it is complex and smart, it's almost humble which makes the film far more likeable and watchable. For that reason, the screenplay is very well written and translates on screen excellently. Cage is also worthy of praise, playing the roles of both Charlie and Donald Kaufman, managing to give convincing and realistic portrayals of two very different characters. The film is also filled with satire and black comedy, making Adaptation an enjoyable experience as well as a thought provoking and inspirational piece of visual art.