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.
I was the guy in school that everyone picked on, bullied, ridiculed, etcetera. Kind of a broadscale attack, rather than anything specific. You name it, they said it. My 8th grade yearbook was defaced with some fairly profane comments. All this did wonders for my self image at the time. It took about 10-15 years to finally get over all the crap, but I've never forgotten it.