Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★½

Scavenger hunt #53
8.) Happy HALF Birthday to me! I’m 22, watch a movie half my age. (AKA a movie from 2008).

How do you capture a life? There's a horrible beauty to the depressing minutae of people and this, I think, is what Synecdoche ultimately tries to grasp and portray . Everything is at once hyper-analyzed and willfully ignored - supposed blood in a bowel movement is painfully examined by some while a house on fire is accepted as a minor hiccup in an otherwise succesful househunt by others.
Philip Seymor Hoffman brings an aching empathy to the pathetic loneliness of Caden Cotard, and his performance alone brings this one high for me,