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Charlie Kaufman is a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt the latest book by Susan Orlean, Kaufman’s life spins from pathetic to bizarre.

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As a screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman’s style of reality-bending comedy made him a superstar. With Adaptation, he turned a case of writer’s block into a brilliantly weird and weirdly touching comic tribute to living life as a movie—and earned an Oscar® nod for both himself and his imaginary twin!