"Adaptation" quotes

Adaptation poster
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze
Writer: Susan Orlean (book), Charlie Kaufman (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 2002
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Feb 2003
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 100 nominations.

61 Clips

It's like a brain factory in here - Adaptation 00:14
It's like a brain factory in here
Its double - Adaptation 02:48
Its double
It's called  The Three - Adaptation 00:17
It's called The Three
Isn't that fucked up - Adaptation 00:17
Isn't that fucked up
I'm the guy you yelled at this morning - Adaptation 00:17
I'm the guy you yelled at this morning
I'm putting in a chase sequence - Adaptation 00:50
I'm putting in a chase sequence
I'll tell you a story - Adaptation 01:18
I'll tell you a story
I'll tell you a secret - Adaptation 01:09
I'll tell you a secret
I'd fuck her up the ass - Adaptation 00:12
I'd fuck her up the ass
I wish I were an ant - Adaptation 00:37
I wish I were an ant
I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion - Adaptation 00:30
I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion
I pitched my script to mom - Adaptation 00:16
I pitched my script to mom
I meant to ask you - Adaptation 01:04
I meant to ask you
I love you too - Adaptation 00:10
I love you too
I have to go right home - Adaptation 01:56
I have to go right home
I fucked her up the ass - Adaptation 00:12
I fucked her up the ass
I don't know what's come over you - Adaptation 00:27
I don't know what's come over you
You'll be glad - Adaptation 00:31
You'll be glad
You sound like your in a cult - Adaptation 00:49
You sound like your in a cult
You know why I like plants - Adaptation 01:07
You know why I like plants
I can see your sadness - Adaptation 00:49
I can see your sadness
I apologise - Adaptation 00:35
I apologise
I am pathetic - Adaptation 02:25
I am pathetic
How to start - Adaptation 00:54
How to start
How could you have somebody held prisoner in a basement and - Adaptation 00:32
How could you have somebody held prisoner in a basement and
Fuck fish - Adaptation 00:56
Fuck fish
Everything's over - Adaptation 00:41
Everything's over
Do I have an original thought in my head - Adaptation 05:29
Do I have an original thought in my head
Do you ever get lonely sometimes - Adaptation 01:02
Do you ever get lonely sometimes
Can I ask you a personal question - Adaptation 00:17
Can I ask you a personal question
But he says that we have to realize that we all write in a genre - Adaptation 00:54
But he says that we have to realize that we all write in a...
But I think you actually need to speak to this woman - Adaptation 00:20
But I think you actually need to speak to this woman
But a little fantastic and fleeting and out of reach - Adaptation 01:11
But a little fantastic and fleeting and out of reach
Angraecum sesquipedale - Adaptation 01:30
Angraecum sesquipedale
A little push - Adaptation 00:13
A little push
You and I share the same DNA - Adaptation 00:21
You and I share the same DNA
YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT - Adaptation 00:30
YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT
Why didn't I go in - Adaptation 00:58
Why didn't I go in
Who's gonna play me - Adaptation 00:31
Who's gonna play me
Where's the van - Adaptation 00:13
Where's the van
What if the writer is attempting to create a story where nothing much happens - Adaptation 03:40
What if the writer is attempting to create a story where...
What I came to understand is that change is not a choice - Adaptation 00:27
What I came to understand is that change is not a choice
We would really like to option this - Adaptation 00:23
We would really like to option this
We open with Laroche - Adaptation 01:11
We open with Laroche
We open on Charlie Kaufman - Adaptation 01:18
We open on Charlie Kaufman
We find out that - Adaptation 00:45
We find out that
Very happy now - Adaptation 00:10
Very happy now
Today is the first day of the rest of my life - Adaptation 00:16
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
There was this time in high school - Adaptation 02:20
There was this time in high school
There are too many ideas and things and people - Adaptation 00:51
There are too many ideas and things and people
There are no rules - Adaptation 00:45
There are no rules
The smartest guy I know - Adaptation 00:12
The smartest guy I know
The script I'm starting - Adaptation 00:50
The script I'm starting
The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality - Adaptation 01:01
The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple...
The book has no story - Adaptation 00:17
The book has no story
She's crying - Adaptation 01:24
She's crying
Or characters - Adaptation 01:19
Or characters
One has eyes that contain the sadness of the world - Adaptation 00:17
One has eyes that contain the sadness of the world
My leg hurts - Adaptation 00:56
My leg hurts
John Leroche is a tall guy - Adaptation 00:33
John Leroche is a tall guy
I've written myself into my screenplay - Adaptation 00:19
I've written myself into my screenplay

Cast

Charlie Kaufman - Nicolas Cage
Valerie Thomas - Tilda Swinton
Susan Orlean - Meryl Streep
John Laroche - Chris Cooper
Matthew Osceola - Jay Tavare
Russell (as G. Paul Davis) - Litefoot
Randy - Roger Willie
Ranger Tony - Jim Beaver
Amelia Kavan - Cara Seymour
Augustus Margary - Doug Jones
Ranger Steve Neely (scenes deleted) - Stephen Tobolowsky
Buster Baxley - Gary Farmer
Defense Attorney - Peter Jason
Prosecutor - Gregory Itzin
Orlean's Husband - Curtis Hanson
Orlean Dinner Guest (as Agnes Badoo) - Agnes NaDene Baddoo
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
Alice the Waitress - Judy Greer
Caroline Cunningham - Maggie Gyllenhaal
Charles Darwin - Bob Yerkes
Laroche's Dad - Lynn Court
Laroche's Uncle Jim - Roger E. Fanter
Laroche's Mom (as Sandra Gimpel) - Sandra Lee Gimpel
Laroche's Wife - Caron Colvett
Marty Bowen - Ron Livingston
Robert McKee - Brian Cox
McKee Lecture Attendee - John Etter
Police Officer - Ray Berrios
Kaufman's Mother (voice) - Nancy Lenehan
Woman in Supermarket (scenes deleted) - Susan Orlean
Teenage Orlean - Brigitte Bogle
Partygoer - Ryan Bosch
Flower Shop Patron - Jan Citron
Restaurant Customer - Curt Clendenin
Orchid Vendor - Lathan Crowe
John Cusack - John Cusack
Cafe Customer - Donald Dowd
Bicycle Messenger - Chip Godwin
Catherine Keener - Catherine Keener
Cafe Customer - Jake Magnuson
Thomas Patrick Smith - Thomas Patrick Smith
Kim Canetti - Rheagan Wallace
Wardrobe Supervisor - Anne Zogby