Synecdoche, New York Poster

Synecdoche, New York

Release Date: October 24th, 2008

R|2 hr. 4 min.

Plot Summary
Life is looking pretty bleak for theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman). His wife and daughter have left him, his therapist is more interested in plugging her new book than helping him with his problems, and a strange disease is causing his body to shut down. Caden leaves his home in Schenectady, New York, and heads to New York City, where he gathers a cast of actors and tells them to live their lives within the constructs of a mock-up of the city.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Philip Seymour Hoffman creates a mesmerizing portrait of the artist as a young, old and middle-aged man. show more

  • In Synecdoche, Kaufman the screenwriter is not well-served by Kaufman the filmmaker. As a director, his propensity for heavyosity leadens rather than leavens this affair. show more

  • Will mesmerize some and mystify others, while many will be bored silly. It's not a dream, Kaufman says, but it has a dreamlike quality, and those won over by its otherworldly jigsaw puzzle of duplicated characters, multiple environments and shifting time frames will dissect it endlessly. show more

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