Hidden Gems: Thou Shalt Not Use Deus Ex Machina

Meryl Streep, she can do it all. Give blowjobs (She Devil), become immortal (Death Becomes Her), run a high powered fashion magazine (Devil Wears Prada), and overcome tough choices (Sophie’s Choice). Now, she pushes the limit. Sex is dirty vans, sex on dirty couches, and snorts fucked up hybrid flower drugs in Adaptation.

But that’s just one part of the story. The other is Nick Cage, playing a screenwriter and his jackoff twin brother as he tries to write a screenplay based off of Streep’s book. All the while, he struggles with his writers block and lack of love with some of the best masturbation sequences I have ever seen… no that’s not creepy. Shut up.

This movie is extremely hard to follow at times, but as it goes on, you’ll catch up.

Anyone who is a writer of any sort owes it to themselves to see this. If not just for the “Writers Ten Commandments”. Streep is good here. Cage is good for once, Tilda Swinton is awesome. And where can I get some of that stuff…? Woo. Add this movie now. You’ll be rolling and your non writing friends will think you’re on drugs.


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