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Synecdoche, New York, 2008

Synecdoche, New York
Directed by: Charlie Kaufman
Written by: Charlie Kaufman
Language:  English, German
Country:  USA
Runtime:  124 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Synecdoche, New York can be described as clever, contemplative, and offbeat. The plot revolves around the life of a writer, an obsessive quest, and showbiz. The main genres are drama, independent, and comedy. In terms of style, Synecdoche, New York is nonlinear, is a film in a film, and is surreal. It is set, at least in part, in a theater. It is located in New York. Synecdoche, New York takes place in contemporary times. The movie has received attention for being original and an award winner.

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Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman makes his directorial debut with this comedy starring Philip... more

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Language: English, German
Country: USA
Release date: 19 October 2008
Runtime: 124 min

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman As Caden Cotard
Samantha Morton Samantha Morton As Hazel
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The New York Times
To say that Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is one of the best films of the year or even one closest to my heart is such a pathetic response to its soaring ambition that I might as well pack it in right now.
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by: Manohla Dargis
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No film with an ambition this large, and achievement this impressive, can be anything but exhilarating, a vital affirmation of the creative process.
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This movie is like slow and painful suicide. For me it perfectly illustartes saying that original isn't necessarily good. On the other hand, I didn't like any film that Ch. Kaufman wrote, so maybe i just "don't get" him. My personal most boring film...
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03.July.2014 |  by: chemical404
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Pretty nonsensical.And boring
28.May.2014 |  by: thehynes
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<3
10.March.2014 |  by: pagpep
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WARNING
This is possibly the most dense and interpretable movie ever made. One of the infinite impressive things about it is the fact that its core message-that we relate everything we see, create and experience to ourselves-is exactly the way that the...
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09.March.2011 |  by: Nate
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SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK: I have always loved watching movies starring EMILY WATSON, This is one of my favorite movies and I highly recommend it. EMILY always give 110%, and her acting is always very convincing and spot on. I give this movie 3*****STARS.
10.January.2011 |  by: Netflowers
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Symbolic movies have a tendency to bother me, sort of like vanity license plates that you canÂ’t figure out; whatÂ’s the point if you have to explain everything to everybody? ARE YOU LISTENING GR8-BLU And this is a symbolic movie. If only the...
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20.September.2010 |  by: Kirk
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3-13-09 Have you ever thought about something that you think happened a couple years ago? Then you find out it was more like 15 years ago and you say, "Where did all that time go?" That's sort of what this movie is about. But then again, I really...
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03.August.2010 |  by: Dan Cassavaugh
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One of the best
I think it's a love it or hate it movie but if you think you might like it, do yourself a favor and see it. It's one of the best movies ever made in my opinion. It's honest, raw art. Don't be fooled by what seem like pretensions-- there is...
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15.July.2010 |  by: polarized
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29.March.2010 |  by: Democritus
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Synedoche, New York
I really loved this movie but I have to say at times it was extremely hard to decipher the line between reality vs. illusion.
31.December.2009 |  by: jules07d
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This movie was beautifully written. It has all the subtle twists and turns you would experience during a long dream. I would suggest that before you view this movie you read a little about dream interpretation, look up the definition of synecdoche,...
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18.September.2009 |  by: jdvns
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Horrible! Horrible! Horrible! Waste of time and money! Don't rent it. No plot and characters are crazy. If you still want to keep Tylenol handy for the headache afterwards.
29.March.2009 |  by: gauravarora77
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"SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK" begins with a realistic portrayal of a hypochondriac director of local theater in Schenectady, NY, whose marriage appears to be ending. After about 20 minutes, the film chucks realism and goes into outer space. We don't know...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
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absolutely brilliant!!
Charlie Kaufman wrote and directed a wonderful and hallucinatory film, that i think is a must see. if you call yourself a movie lover, you have to watch this one. this is the best that movies can do - a mixture of reality and hallucination, events...
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25.December.2008 |  by: regina.falangy
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