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Running Time:
112 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for language, sexuality, some drug use and violent images

Additional Info:
DVD NOTE: This single, high-resolution Superbit™ DVD includes no extras. The space on the disc typically used for special features is devoted instead to optimizing the quality of the movie's image and sound. Other technical specifications: anamorphic video; widescreen presentation; English 5.1 Dolby Digital; English DTS; English and French subtitles.

Cage won another Oscar nomination for his fabulous performance (two of them, actually) as the pudgy, frazzled writer Charlie Kaufman, and his identical twin brother Donald. While filming is underway on Being John Malkovich, his first screenplay, he's asked by film exec (Tilda Swinton) to adapt the bestselling book The Orchid Thief by New Yorker writer Susan Orlean (Streep). But he feels completely inadequate tackling the assignment. He's even more irritated by his brother's cliche-ridden attempts to write his own screenplay. As he gets deeper into the project, he feels less and less able to capture the book's subtle nuances, wondering what really went on between Orlean and her subject, the orchid poacher Laroche (Chris Cooper). But this is a film within a novel within a film within another film, and yet as it bounces back and forth between different layers of fact and fiction, it touches on some amazingly thoughtful themes about love and self-respect. Spike Jonze's direction is sharp and wickedly funny, particularly for film lovers who will spot all kinds of hysterical jabs and wry references that keep the whole brilliant film consistently enjoyable

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