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    Synecdoche, New York

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    Synecdoche, New York

    2h 4min
    2008     Comedy-drama     USA

    Theater director Caden Cotard (Hoffman) is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele (Keener) has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive (Goldstein) with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis (Davis), is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel (Morton) has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one.

    Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside. The years rapidly fold into each other, and Caden buries himself deeper into his masterpiece, but the textured tangle of real and theatrical relationships blurs the line between the world of the play and that of Caden's own deteriorating reality.

    R
    Guide for parents: offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    13+
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    14A
    Guide for parents: Rated R in the USA, offensive language, nudity, sexuality.
    Directed byCharlie Kaufman
    Written byCharlie Kaufman
    CompanySony PicturesSony PicturesSony Pictures

    Starring

    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Catherine Keener
    Tom Noonan
    Josh Pais
    Michelle Williams
    Samantha Morton
    Hope Davis
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Lynn Cohen
    Tim Guinee
    Dianne Wiest
    Emily Watson
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