Synecdoche, New York
2009
After his painter wife (Catherine Keener) leaves him and takes their daughter to Berlin, theater director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) stages an autobiographical play in a massive New York City warehouse amid a life-size replica of Manhattan. Meanwhile, Caden must contend with the many women in his life -- including a box-office worker, an actress and a shrink -- in this beguiling directorial debut from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

"Ambitious" doesn't begin to describe it. Charlie Kaufman puts his feelings about life, love, identity, creativity, and death into this sprawling production, and the primary feat is that it even begins to cohere. It's weird and sad, and totally profound.

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