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I'm just a little person, one person in a sea... (Synecdoche, New York)

RainOPainRainOPain Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse

Let's talk about this wonderful little piece of abstract cinema.

Anyone else seen it? I got to on Sunday and am eagerly awaiting next weekend for the chance to go see it a second time. The little independent theater near my apartment (that was the only place in the area playing it) only had about 10 people in it when I was there, but they all seemed to love the film. Everyone stayed right up until the last credit, and I didn't see anyone even start to stand until the lights came on in the theater.

I'll admit that I went into this movie with perhaps overly high expectations -- Charlie Kaufman is one of my favorite screenwriters and, even though reviews were pretty mixed, all the negative reviews seemed to use words like "pretentious" and "self-indulgent", which I tend to see as cues that someone does not know what they are talking about. Anyway, despite my expectations, I was not disappointed by it at all. It was a mess of a film and it was hard to take in, but I completely loved it.

What about you guys?

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  • DerLustigeBosniakDerLustigeBosniak Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I finally saw a preview for this a couple of days ago and I am extremely excited to see this. I don't have a lot of knowledge of Charlia Kaufman films (or really any of the more 'out there' films), but this seems fantastic and really enthralled me from the trailer alone.

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