Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

One of the most perplexing films I've ever watched. To understand the film one needs to understand Charlie Kaufman, or not, maybe? Who the fuck knows, I sure don't.

I've just spent 124 minutes walking around the mind of Kaufman and a map was sorely needed.

Synecdoche, New York isn't a film, it isn't really a play. To me, it's something less tangible than that. It's a series of feelings - fleeting and prolonged, that is hard to relate to because they're so personal to Kaufman, and abstract at the same time.

A film that is more than a film. It feels like we, the audience, are the psychiatrist and we are being told the life story of Caden Coutard by him, through others, at the same time.

Odd? Yes. Pretentious? No.

Synecdoche, New York, will require more viewings to unravel it's mystery. Many more viewings that I look forward to.

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