Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Film To Watch: Synecdoche, NY

*Warning: ONLY watch this film if you are the sort of person who doesn't need to ask a lot of questions when you watch movies!*

Synecdoche, NY  [sih-NECK-doh-kee] ( 2008) is one of the most confusing and complex films I've seen in a lot time. The plot takes a ridiculous series of twists and turns and leaves the viewer a whole lot lost in the time and space of the characters' lives. Problem is, there's seemingly NO rational order to any aspect of this film. 

Despite all this not knowing...I really liked it! "What the heck is going on" is merely part of the whole experience in my mind. The casting was remarkable, with Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Samantha Morton (Mister Lonely), Michelle Williams, and Catherine Keener (The Ballad of Jack and Rose). I think it's in their voices....you just want to listen to them speak. 
I could go on and on about this movie really, but I think that the trailer really embodies the essence of the film, as in you don't know what it's about at the end exactly. OH and check out the soundtrack highlight "Little Person" by Jon Brion (the song in the trailer) sooooo good. 

1 comment:

shhwang said...

This movie looks so intriguing!