Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★

I’ve now watched enough Kaufman to say that I much prefer when he’s not directing. Most of the film had more of a “grounded” feeling (relative to his other works), but much like I’m Thinking of Ending Things, I lost interest in the final act as the film overstayed its welcome and became less plot-based.

Kaufman’s creativity still allows for some mesmerizing moments but I personally found it to just be too much. When you mix so many layers with a consistent depressing tone, I just can’t maintain interest for the full run time. 

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