Synecdoche, New York

Last night I went to see the new film from Charles Kaufman, Synecdoche, New York. He is the writer of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, and this film was his directorial debut. I went with my Indie Film movie group, which usually goes out for a drink and movie talk after the film. We don’t usually spend much time talking about the movie we just saw, but last night we did. The movie really got us thinking and talking about life, death, existence, dreams, control and many other things.

As a fun exercise (we are movie geeks afterall), we went around the table and we each had to use one word to describe the movie. Below is the list, and it is pretty wide ranging.

Laborious
Ambitious
Odd
Meta
Grey
Profound
Unsettling
Uninvolving
Consoling
Schenectady
Grim
Confused
Reflective
Frustrating

Here’s a review from The New Republic that uses quite a few words.

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