Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

A complex story that might as well have a bumper sticker slapped onto it saying Life's a bitch and then you die!

It's far more complicated than that! It takes all of our quirks, our frailties, our flaws and neuroses and shows us how we sabotage our own lives by the decisions and paths we choose in life!

There is not one person in this world that's not going to see a piece of themselves in this film! I was absolutely blown away with the burning house portrayed in the film! I am guilty of owning quite a few burning homes in my lifetime! Now that I can clearly see how absurd those choices were I'm appalled and mystified at my complete and utter ignorance and/or my persistent state of denial that allowed me to think these decisions were a great idea!

This film is very humbling indeed! There are so many things in this film that rings true in real life its scary! As much as I think I understand, I know I will discover even more with future viewings!

While I enjoyed Phillip Seymour Hoffman very much in this film! I would rather see him in roles where he is confident and full of himself to the point he owns the film, himself and his audience! When his eyes sparkle with life it's a truly magical experience!

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