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Synecdoche, New York


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Mar 10, 2009

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Catherine Keener

Samantha Morton.


2008 Sony Pictures Classics

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Still shot from the movie: Synecdoche, New York.

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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.


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:


- 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


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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

AB 14A Coarse Language, Nudity.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Disturbing Content, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme, Sexual Content.
QC 13+
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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