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Synecdoche, New York

Fact and fantasy merge for a troubled writer/director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who is creating a life-sized replica of New York in a warehouse on which to stage his new play. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 24 Oct 2004
Video Release: 10 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Release Date: 24 October 2008 (Limited)

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film's synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

Fact and fantasy merge for a troubled writer/director (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who is creating a life-sized replica of New York in a warehouse on which to stage his new play.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton.

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Brief portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Occasional disturbing or offensive scenes and gory images.

- Portrayal of a medical procedure with some blood and detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Breast and buttock nudity shown in a non-sexual context.

- Partial or full frontal nudity briefly shown in a sexual situation.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Frequent use of crude sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Frequent depictions of bodily functions shown in medical and crude contexts

Language:

Infrequent strong aggressive coarse language

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of coarse language including scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.

- Infrequent use of an ethno-cultural slur.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Depictions of tobacco use and smoking.

Of Special Note: Three female roommates living in New York also struggle to find the pathway to happiness in the city that promised them The Best of Everything. An aspiring playwright receives a helpful hand from a pretty blonde stranger in the musical Bells Are Ringing.

Home Video Notes: Synecdoche, New York releases to the home video market on March 10, 2009.

Synecdoche, New York is rated R: for language and some sexual content/nudity.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton.
Studio: 2008 Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for Synecdoche, New York.

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