Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

“What was once before you - an exciting, mysterious future - is now behind you. Lived; understood; disappointing. You realize you are not special. You have struggled into existence, and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone's experience. Every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone's everyone. So you are Adele, Hazel, Claire, Olive. You are Ellen. All her meager sadnesses are yours; all her loneliness; the gray, straw-like hair; her red raw hands. It's yours. It is time for you to understand this.“

Huge surprise alert... guy with depression really likes Synecdoche, New York. I mean it almost sickens me how easily I just sink into this film and how much I just feel so consumed by it on an emotional level... as any other cinematic experience I am a voyeur but on an emotional level I feel like I’m very much a part of everything that is happening here...

I can’t even describe this as a movie and I hate even bothering to write a review because what can I say about this movie “oh it’s well written on its well acted oh the set design is good” and none of those things are also untrue but you know what! Feels pointless to pretend I wasn’t just crying the whole time and try to treat this remotely objectively when really this feels like more of a communication of emotion. 

Something in me needed this movie I don’t know what or how but it’s just something I needed... putting this one on the shelf of shit that I know will get me through a rough time because I know I’m going to die someday and I know I’m going to need something like Synecdoche, New York to get me through it

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