Synecdoche, New York Movie Review

Charlie Kaufman is undoubtedly one of the most creative minds at work today, as exemplified by such multilayered films as Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Those titles are some of the most unique properties released in the last ten years, so it’s a bit surprising that his directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York, came and went with minimal fanfare.

Synecdoche, New York features a relatively unrecognizable cast led by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Supporting cast members include Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton and Hope Davis. In other words, there’s no talent involved. At all.

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By Erik Samdahl
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