Adaptation. ★★★½

Fifth viewing at least, but first in ages, and maybe I'm taking its strengths for granted, but the self-loathing felt overly strained and once "Donald" takes over the screenplay it's a cute idea run into the ground over the course of a half hour. Great performances all around, of course, and lots and lots of cleverness, but left unsure if it actually adds up to much, which for a film I've spent fifteen years defending is a surprising reaction.