Writing a newspaper-length plot synopsis for “Synecdoche, New York” is akin to explaining a complicated scientific principle in 100 words. Whatever is written will miss an important detail, overlook a plot point or simply come across as vague.
To be understood, “Synecdoche” must be watched. That’s because writer Charlie Kaufman (“Adaptation,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) never does anything simply, and with his directorial debut he’s gone deeper than usual.
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