Synecdoche, New York [videorecording] / Likely Story ; Projective Testing Service ; Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; produced by Anthony Bregman, Spike Jonze, Charlie Kaufman, Sidney Kimmel ; written by Charlie Kaufman ; directed by Charlie Kaufman.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Theatrical producers and directors United States Drama.
Warehouses New York (State) New York Drama.
Actresses New York (State) New York Drama.
Man-woman relationships New York (State) New York Drama.
Fathers and daughters Drama.
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Comedy Feature. migfg
Show business Feature. migfg
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Credits: Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Robert Frazen ; music, Jon Brion.
Performers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Michelle Williams, Samantha Morton, Dianne Wiest.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language and some sexual content/nudity.
Orginally released as a motion picture in 2008.
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Summary: Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter, Olive, is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter, Ariel, is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs.