Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage), a neurotic screenwriter, is having trouble adapting a book about an orchid thief into a movie. While Charlie agonizes over his writer's block, his less cerebral twin brother Donald (also Cage) decides to become a screenwriter himself, much to Charlie's disdain. When Charlie finally gets his inspiration, he becomes so caught up in his screenplay that the line between reality and fantasy begins to blur, and he sets out to locate the book's author, Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), and the real-life orchid thief, John Laroche (Chris Cooper). Directed by Spike Jonze. With Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2002.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Adaptation
Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as the title character in this black comedy/drama about a mentally fragile young woman who goes to work as a secretary. Her demanding boss (James Spader) crosses the line into downright sadism, and the two begin a strange relationship that fills a need for both of them. They agree to keep their relationship secret, but it begins to influence the rest of their lives. Directed by Steven Shainberg. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2002.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary
Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is your average 1980s suburban teenager, except that he is beset by visions of a giant, sinister rabbit and recently had an airplane engine fall through the roof of his bedroom. After the demonic bunny tells him that the world will end in 28 days, Donnie falls for the new girl in town (Jena Malone) and tries to make sense of his life before time runs out. Directed by Richard Kelly. With Holmes Osborne, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary McDonnell, Patrick Swayze, Noah Wyle, Seth Rogen and Drew Barrymore. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2001.
Maggie Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko