Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

Synecdoche, New York might be one of the most human films I’ve ever seen. The personal writing and characters create a world of self reflection not often this raw. A film not only about the main character Caden, a depressed theater director, but a piece of everyone. I relate to Caden’s loneness. I relate to Adele’s artistic smug and self interest. I relate to Hazel still living in a house that she knows is on fire only because that’s what she thinks she’s worth. Everyone is the lead in their own movie. So much so we don’t look at the people in our lives as having their own desires. Time is taken for granted as we wallow in the loneness we created. Charlie Kaufman’s mind exploring magical realness is at his most emotionally surreal in this post modern dark comedy.

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