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2 hits 2.2 (11 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by travbowman

Synecdoche, New York

Release Date: Friday, October 24 2008
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman , Samantha Morton , Michelle Williams , Catherine Keener , Emily Watson , Dianne Wiest , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Hope Davis
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama

"Synecdoche, New York" story, characters and photos © Sony Pictures Classics


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13 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 11/29/08 - 9:39:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just saw this movie. It drags on and kind of goes nowhere in the 2nd half of the movie, but comes together nicely in the end.

And it almost reminded me....of what a live-action anime would be.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 5/7/09 - 12:23:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not going to say I loved this movie, but I did appreciate the complexity and all the layers and nuances within. If you check out the imdb boards, you can find threads on a lot of the little puzzles, secrets, coincedences, and details in the film. I love that the writer/director expended so much effort in this project. It's the difference between pure entertainment and art.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/8/09 - 8:25:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm both a Charlie Kaufman whore and a Philip Seymour Hoffman whore, so this is a big exciting event for me.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 5/25/09 - 9:54:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
As always, Kaufman's ideas dazzle with brilliance, and gently amuse, whilst slowly turning perception inside out.

Unlike earlier Kaufman efforts, it seems a little too smugly self-aware to reach true greatness. Gone is the sweet niaivté of Eternal Sunshine or Adaptation, replaced with an almost self-congratulatory overly self-conscious effort to be quirky, which left me with a feeling of disappointment.

The cast do stellar work, PSH, Samantha Morton and Michelle Williams all shine in this film, but ultimately, I was left feeling that it would have been a better film had it not tried quite hard.




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