Sunday, November 22, 2009

Synecdoche, New York

Directed and Written by: Charlie Kaufman aka my personal screenwriting Jesus
Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, etc etc

Wow, this movie is a real doozy. Charlie Kaufman, you mind-fucked me again. I can't explain this movie, but it defies all laws of reality and chronology. Even more so than Adaptation and Being John Malkovich. It's totally crazy and confusing and if you are the kind of person who has to know what everything means and the order of events and you must take things literally, then don't watch it. It's like The Fountain; you just have to accept that it's weird, you're not really going to fully GET it, and you probably aren't supposed to. Just relax and go with it. Feel it. Surrrrreal it.

I think I need to see it a couple more times before I can give it a grade. It needs to sink in a little, but right now it's feeling like the A- range.


  1. I saw it this summer. I liked it at first... then I was like, no, sorry, irredeemably weird (basically I think he went WAY overboard with the weird towards the end, and trust me, I really like Kaufman movies). Even my friend who introduced me to Charlie Kaufman movies freshman year, who loves them a whole lot, thought it was too much. Though my other friend loved it... c'est la vie.

  2. Yeah, I definitely need a couple of days to decide. I just might agree with you.