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Synecdoche, New York (2 Discs)

Released on 12 October 2009

Featuring: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener & Michelle Williams

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

3.0 out of 5 (13 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Haven written Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Charlie Kaufman's hotly anticipated first outing as director is a singularly inventive affair. As rewarding as it is dazzlingly perplexing, it is the story of theatre director Caden Cotard (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) and his drive to produce his masterwork.

Living in Schenectady, New York, Cotard's life is looking bleak. His marriage is faltering, his work is stalled, and his body is beginning to be beset by medical problems.

When he receives a 'genius grant' for his work he sees a way of addressing the despair he feels, and moves his theatre company to a warehouse in New York City to embark on an ambitious on-going project, based on constructing a representation of his life.

The stellar cast includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Diane Wiest.
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 Average rating (13 reviews)

 Masterpiece

| | See all bovinelife's reviews (2)

This is a masterpiece and there are precedents for some of the narrative techniques used in the film (look at the cinema of Bunuel especially That Obscure Object of Desire). It's no surprise this film will alienate some of the usual popcorn munchers and attention-deficit viewers who expect every step of their culture to explained to them on a shiny plate. Some sequences are deliberately designed to challenge how you view the timeline of the movie. Some of the actors swap roles confusingly. It's deliberate. This is a brave, big movie and it's very very moving. Even if you are confused, I am sure you will "get" the tone of the work. I was in tears at the end. Jon's Brion's score is excellent, especially the track "OK" which is a gorgeous swelling of strings and lumps in the throat. Mr Hoffman excels in the central role and I completely empathise with his confusion and angst in this weird theatrical charade which, although deadly serious in tone, is full of absurd coincidences, cheeky humour and potency.

 seminally unique

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A film that merits several subsequent viewings due to the sheer mass of ideas presented, very beautiful very moving, very much recomended

 Breathtakingly original

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Unlike any film I've ever seen before, Kaufman's tale of a theater director who assembles a play based on his life is by no means an easy watch. The 'comedy' aspect of the film is misleading, as while you may laugh from time to time, the overall atmosphere is sad almost to the point of being depressing. Hoffman nails the character of Caden Cotard perfectly, and you feel yourself suffering alongside him.

I can see why many have critisised the film for being dull and disjointed, but if you are willing to let yourself be consumed into the film then you can experience it properly and leave with a movie experience that's rare to come by.

 Breathtakingly original

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Unlike any film I've ever seen before, Kaufman's tale of a theater director who assembles a play based on his life is by no means an easy watch. The 'comedy' aspect of the film is misleading, as while you may laugh from time to time, the overall atmosphere is sad almost to the point of being depressing. Hoffman nails the character of Caden Cotard perfectly, and you feel yourself suffering alongside him.

I can see why many have critisised the film for being dull and disjointed, but if you are willing to let yourself be consumed into the film then you can experience it properly and leave with a movie experience that's rare to come by.

 Awful

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I have no idea what this film is about and I sat through the whole thing at the movies!!! I was totally confused by the whole thing and I think a few times I almost fell asleep. It gets one star for the decent cast and they are all good actors but I have no idea why they were in this film!! Do not waste your time!!

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ActorsPhillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Diane Wiest, Sadie Goldstein, Tom Noonan, Peter Friedman, Charles Techman, Josh Pais, Daniel London, Robert Seay & Jennifer Jason Leigh
DirectorCharlie Kaufman
Certificate15 years and over
Year2008
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
LanguagesEnglish
SubtitlesNone Listed
Duration2 hours and 4 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.