Synecdoche, New York Image
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 184 Ratings

Summary: Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. His life catering to suburban blue-hairs at the local regional theater in Schenectady, New York is looking bleak. His wife Adele has left him to pursue her painting in Berlin, taking their young daughter Olive with her. His therapist, Madeleine Gravis, is better at plugging her best-seller than she is at counseling him. A new relationship with the alluringly candid Hazel has prematurely run aground. And a mysterious condition is systematically shutting down each of his autonomic functions, one by one. Worried about the transience of his life, he leaves his home behind. He gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in New York City, hoping to create a work of brutal honesty. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a growing mockup of the city outside. (Sony Classics)
Runtime: 124 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some sexual content/nudity.
Production: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Languages: English, German
Home Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
Director Credit
Charlie Kaufman Director
Writer Credit
Charlie Kaufman Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Michelle Williams Claire Keen
Philip Seymour Hoffman Caden Cotard
Samantha Morton Hazel
Cast Credit
Catherine Keener Adele Lack
Charles Techman Like Clockwork Patient
Daniel London Tom
Frank Girardeau Plumber
Hope Davis Madeleine Gravis
Jennifer Jason Leigh Maria
Josh Pais Dr. Eisenberg - Ophthalmologist
Peter Friedman Emergency Room Doctor
Robert Seay David
Sadie Goldstein Olive (4 Years Old)
Stephen Adly Guirgis Davis
Tom Noonan Sammy Barnathan
Producer Credit
Anthony Bregman Producer
Bruce Toll Executive Producer
Charlie Kaufman Producer
Ray Angelic Executive Producer
Sidney Kimmel Producer
Spike Jonze Producer
William Horberg Executive Producer
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