Tasked with adapting a book about flowers into a film, the writer of Being John Malkovich must venture on a journey of both mind and body to find what makes the flower book so interesting. All this, while dealing with an annoying twin brother who wants to become a screenwriter just like him.
The thing that makes this movie interesting is Nicolas Cage and the fact that he had great chemistry with himself. Now that makes little sense, but what I mean is that Mr. Cage gave not one, but two believable performance in a film that is often times just him talking to his brother, which was played by him. The movie is pretty quirky, just as quirky as Being John Malkovich, which does the movie well. The supporting cast also does a pretty good job. The story of writing the screenplay was very interesting, though Cage’s performance did carry it past the boring parts.
The parts on how the story came to be written were a bit more boring than the other parts of the film and they weren’t lucky enough to have power house performances to carry them. While just as quirky as Malkovich, this one still fails to live up to what Jonze created with that film.