I saw a very strange/compelling movie Sunday night. Despite the fact that I sent the guys to get a comedy, and despite the fact that it was labeled a comedy, Adaptation is NOT a comedy. It is, however, a wonderful movie. I wrote gripping there, then I had to take it out. It isn't a gripping movie, which is what let me sit through the whole thing. The movie is a bit dis-continuous. It jumps and starts again.
The movie is an adaptation of a book, The Orchid Thief, by Susan Orlean. But the movie is more about the screenwriter adapting the book… Mostly.
Anyway, if you want to see a very different movie, Adaptation is it.
Go here for an interesting interview with the author of the book.