Lists: Comedy, Drama, Crime / Heist, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Charlie Kaufman (Cage) writes the way he lives, with great difficulty. His twin brother Donald (also Cage) lives the way he writes, with foolish abandon. Susan (Streep) writes about life, but can't live it. John's (Cooper) life is a book, waiting to be adapted. One story. Four lives. A million ways it can end."

Overall Ranking: 83 (Rank from 2002: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 83.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Nicolas Cage (Charlie/Donald Kaufman)
  • Meryl Streep (Susan Orlean)
  • Chris Cooper (John Laroche)
  • Tilda Swinton (Valerie Thomas)
  • Cara Seymour (Amelia Kavan)
  • Ron Livingston (Marty Bowen)
  • Brian Cox (Robert McKee)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Caroline Cunningham)
  • Jay Tavare (Matthew Osceola)
  • Jim Beaver (Ranger Tony)
  • Spike Jonze (Director)