Movies I’ve watched, week thirty-seven

57. Adaptation
I’ve got a soft spot for Charlie Kaufman – I really liked Being John Malkovich and loved Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, so another movie he wrote was something I was interested in trying. Unfortunately the first mistake was casting Nicholas Cage as Charlie Kaufman in a very meta inside-your-head movie. The concept of following a screenwriter as he tries to adapt a book into a movie is clever, but they just don’t pull it off. C

Incidentally, check out a Wired section on Charlie Kaufman (he’s got a new movie he’s writing and directing) that’s like something he created.