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"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, Charlie Kaufman
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 2002
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: $22,498,520
Released: 14 Feb 2003
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 65 wins & 100 nominations total
Do I have an original thought in my head - Adaptation 05:29 Do I have an original thought in my head What if the writer is attempting to create a story where nothing much happens - Adaptation 00:29 What if the writer is attempting to create a story where... There was this time in high school - Adaptation 00:47 There was this time in high school You cannot have a protagonist without desire - Adaptation 00:57 You cannot have a protagonist without desire Its double - Adaptation 01:00 Its double There are too many ideas and things and people - Adaptation 00:21 There are too many ideas and things and people You know why I like plants - Adaptation 00:43 You know why I like plants I'll tell you a secret - Adaptation 00:45 I'll tell you a secret Everything's over - Adaptation 00:26 Everything's over Fuck fish - Adaptation 00:30 Fuck fish Do you ever get lonely sometimes - Adaptation 01:01 Do you ever get lonely sometimes Why didn't I go in - Adaptation 00:25 Why didn't I go in How to start - Adaptation 00:32 How to start YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT - Adaptation 00:22 YOU FAT PIECE OF SHIT Or characters - Adaptation 00:41 Or characters I am pathetic - Adaptation 00:47 I am pathetic What I came to understand is that change is not a choice - Adaptation 00:13 What I came to understand is that change is not a choice How could you have somebody held prisoner in a basement and - Adaptation 00:18 How could you have somebody held prisoner in a basement and I'm putting in a chase sequence - Adaptation 00:18 I'm putting in a chase sequence You and I share the same DNA - Adaptation 00:10 You and I share the same DNA I have to go right home - Adaptation 00:49 I have to go right home I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion - Adaptation 00:23 I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion The script I'm starting - Adaptation 00:25 The script I'm starting I meant to ask you - Adaptation 00:32 I meant to ask you You sound like your in a cult - Adaptation 00:55 You sound like your in a cult There are no rules - Adaptation 00:20 There are no rules I'm the guy you yelled at this morning - Adaptation 00:12 I'm the guy you yelled at this morning But he says that we have to realize that we all write in a genre - Adaptation 00:20 But he says that we have to realize that we all write in a... We find out that - Adaptation 00:45 We find out that But you know sometimes bad things happen darkness descends - Adaptation 00:09 But you know sometimes bad things happen darkness descends I've written myself into my screenplay - Adaptation 00:12 I've written myself into my screenplay The book has no story - Adaptation 00:08 The book has no story We open on Charlie Kaufman - Adaptation 00:48 We open on Charlie Kaufman Who's gonna play me - Adaptation 00:11 Who's gonna play me The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality - Adaptation 00:20 The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple... But a little fantastic and fleeting and out of reach - Adaptation 00:27 But a little fantastic and fleeting and out of reach I'll tell you a story - Adaptation 00:43 I'll tell you a story My leg hurts - Adaptation 00:27 My leg hurts A little push - Adaptation 00:06 A little push We open with Laroche - Adaptation 00:23 We open with Laroche She's crying - Adaptation 00:54 She's crying Isn't that fucked up - Adaptation 00:05 Isn't that fucked up I fucked her up the ass - Adaptation 00:07 I fucked her up the ass I love you too - Adaptation 00:14 I love you too Today is the first day of the rest of my life - Adaptation 00:15 Today is the first day of the rest of my life I wish I were an ant - Adaptation 00:26 I wish I were an ant I'm the guy you yelled at this morning - Adaptation 00:08 I'm the guy you yelled at this morning I pitched my script to mom - Adaptation 00:14 I pitched my script to mom Can I ask you a personal question - Adaptation 00:07 Can I ask you a personal question I don't know what's come over you - Adaptation 00:15 I don't know what's come over you It's like a brain factory in here - Adaptation 00:07 It's like a brain factory in here John Leroche is a tall guy - Adaptation 00:13 John Leroche is a tall guy You'll be glad - Adaptation 00:19 You'll be glad Angraecum sesquipedale - Adaptation 00:41 Angraecum sesquipedale Very happy now - Adaptation 00:10 Very happy now I can see your sadness - Adaptation 00:26 I can see your sadness It's called  The Three - Adaptation 00:17 It's called The Three But I think you actually need to speak to this woman - Adaptation 00:07 But I think you actually need to speak to this woman One has eyes that contain the sadness of the world - Adaptation 00:16 One has eyes that contain the sadness of the world We have to kill him - Adaptation 00:12 We have to kill him I'd fuck her up the ass - Adaptation 00:08 I'd fuck her up the ass The smartest guy I know - Adaptation 00:13 The smartest guy I know I apologise - Adaptation 00:25 I apologise We would really like to option this - Adaptation 00:15 We would really like to option this Where's the van - Adaptation 00:06 Where's the van

Cast

Charlie Kaufman - Nicolas Cage
Valerie Thomas - Tilda Swinton
Susan Orlean - Meryl Streep
John Laroche - Chris Cooper
Matthew Osceola - Jay Tavare