Friday, June 5, 2009

Synecdoche, New York

Easily one of the best movies I've ever seen. I think its true genius lies in the fact that it really doesn't try to be anything other than what it is.

A little black comedy, some metaphor, a lot of loss, obsessional/misdirected/unrequited love, a grandiose production too big in too many ways for its director or actors to fully comprehend or appreciate, all compounded by the main character's overriding neuropsychiatric disorder, and taking place over the course of 40 years.

Charlie Kaufman has always been pretty visionary with his screenplays, but I'm unsure any of his other works come close to this one.



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