Synecdoche, New York
Theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking... View more >
language and some sexual content/nudity
Starring Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman... View more >
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The weirdest movie ever made! See it in theaters because it's not the type of film you want to walk away from. Synecdoche's untraditional plot will leave you confused, disturbed, enthralled, and mislead, but mesmorised all in the same.
I loved this movie. I'll have to see it a few more times to actually understand it (I hope), but that doesn't detract from it for me. Some may be annoyed by the surrealism.
This is one of a few rare films that stand among the many movies that I saw over they year. "Synecdoche NY" is one of those rare movies where the direction and writing is not only brilliant, but the casting is first rate. It takes chances and in the run it play off with a wonderful movie. I would've wish that movie was nominated for an Academy Award for anything. But sadly, the Oscar voters had ignore this movie in favorite of something like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons," which I like, but not Oscar material. Last year, Oscar voters had shut-out "Waitress" because they wanted to vote for their friends, rather than vote for the nominees. Even the movie wasn't mention in the local paper. I had to seek out the movie on my own. If you did get a chance of seeing this movie, you will have am movie experience is second to none. Phillip Seymour Hoffman plays the director of a local theatre company, who latest play centers on his life. His health begins to decline and must race against time to get the play on stage. I can't go any further, but if your confused with the plot, don't be. You just have to go along with the flow. That the power of movies like "Syecdoche NY." You don't know what's going to happen next and by the end, you will walk away with a smile on your face and say "That's was a great movie." Movies like "Syecdoche NY" don't come along often.
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