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Adaptation is a set of possibilities: a blueprint of what may or may not have happened when screenwriter Charlie Kaufman attempts to adapt a book about flowers into a Hollywood movie. Unwilling to sensationalize the story with sex and car chases, Kaufman decides to write instead about his struggle to write the script, which is a story that he is more than willing to sensationalize with sex and car chases. The end result is (arguably) a flawed masterpiece. Or at least a blueprint for a flawed masterpiece.