Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★½

“What was once before you - an exciting, mysterious future - is now behind you. Lived; understood; disappointing. You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone's experience. Every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone's everyone.”.

At a surface level, Synecdoche, New York represents an omnipresent thrive for personal significance; it’s the means of finding both value and purpose in the ever-changing, uncertain decisions/experiences that surround and define you.

Within Synecdoches ambitious layers, there is a multifaceted beast of personal interpretation; these all correlate to the overall uncertainty enveloping a ubiquitous battle with time – one that will forever lead to the certain.

(I’m gonna have to watch this again... it’s far too existential, ambitious, meta, and depressing for my brain to comprehend).

How is this a debut film??

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