R | | Comedy, Drama
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.
Joaquin Phoenix auditioned for the role of John Laroche and got close to getting the part. According to Spike Jonze, during one of their final meetings, Phoenix told him that he was wrong for the part, and that it should go to someone else, and took himself out of the ... ...
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 talks to John in her hotel room, the cord that runs out of her phone is clearly seen. But when the conversation continues as Susan lies on the floor, the cord is gone.
After the closing credits, there's a quote from Donald's screenplay "The Three" and a dedication "To the loving memory of Donald Kaufman."
$384,478 (USA) (8 December 2002)
$22,245,861 (USA) (20 April 2003)
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