The French Lieutenant’s Woman was innovatively made, two almost parallel storylines alternating with each other. It was quite gripping, and the performances were quite good. The endings, while not exactly a surprise, still complemented the entire movie. All in all, an enjoyable watch.
Adaptation, on the other hand, started out brilliantly, proceeded well, before nastily spiralling out of control in the last twenty minutes. Good performances by Nicholas Cage, Meryl Streep and Chris Cooper. Worth watching, but be prepared for a less than satisfactory ending.