R | | Comedy, Drama
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.
The "filmography" link in the DVD includes a page for the fictional Donald Kaufman, listing his works as "Adaptation" and "The Three". There is a hidden link in the DVD main page. Scroll up from the main set of links and there is a telephone icon ... ...
Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn't be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm a walking cliché. I really need to go ...
When Susan and John are walking through the swamp and Laroche calls Susan a "dumb bitch" she has sunglasses, but in the next shot of her, she has regular glasses.
The screenplay is credited as being written by both Charlie Kaufman and his fictional brother Donald.
$384,478 (USA) (8 December 2002)
$22,245,861 (USA) (20 April 2003)