Uncaged: ADAPTATION - Nicolas Cage 60th Birthday Celebration!

Showings

Revue Cinema Sun, Jan 7 6:45 PM
Film Info
Runtime:115
Release Year:2002
Rating:R
Genre:Comedy
Crime
Drama
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Spike Jonze
Cast:Nicolas Cage
Meryl Streep
Chris Cooper
Tilda Swinton
Jay Tavare

Description

NICOLAS CAGE 60TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! 

 

Celebrate the 60th birthday of a capricious, fascinating, at times profoundly perplexing, and yet always captivating modern master with one his most celebrated 21st-century works, ADAPTATION. The film that garnered Nicolas Cage his second Oscar nom (he was robbed), Spike Jonze’s ADAPTATION is a crown jewel in the UnCaged canon. Deeply meta-, surrealist, heartfelt, and hilarious, and yet somewhat sinister, ADAPTATION is an incomparable, highly re-watchable masterpiece, largely due to Cage’s dual performance as twin brothers Charlie and Donald Kaufman. 

 

A personal rumination on writer’s block and jealousy, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman imagines himself adapting Susan Orlean’s real-life celebrated bestseller The Orchid Thief and conjures Donald Kaufman, a fantastical alter-ego, representing what Kaufman wishes he could be but is so tragically not. With Meryl Streep portraying Orleans and a career-making performance from Chris Cooper as Orlean’s subject of interest, ADAPTATION is an acting masterclass. Cue: supporting performances from Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, and an expletive-favouring Brian Cox, ADAPTATION is unmissable. (ALICIA FLETCHER and BRENDAN ROSS) 

 

Stay tuned for UnCaged Vol. 3 in March 2024!