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Synecdoche, New York As a writer, Charlie Kaufman traffics in unraveling minds (Being John Malkovich), but in his directorial debut Synecdoche, New YorkSynecdoche, New YorkComedy, DramaPT124MR As a writer, Charlie Kaufman traffics in unraveling minds (Being John Malkovich), but in his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York2009-03-04Sony Pictures Classics
Synecdoche, New York, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Synecdoche, New York

Genre: Comedy, Drama; Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton; Director: Charlie Kaufman; Author: Charlie Kaufman; Release Date Limited: 10/24/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 124; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

As a writer, Charlie Kaufman traffics in unraveling minds (Being John Malkovich), but in his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, he gets lost in his own. Hoffman is a playwright whose health and marriage are crumbling in this metaphysical head-scratcher that will ?either make you want to give up after 10 minutes or rewatch immediately. What you shouldn’t do is stick around for a painful Q&A EXTRA between Kaufman and Top Chef judge Toby Young. C+

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