Oh, mercy, I can’t believe how good Garden State is. I went in with high expectations, having seen the trailer a few times, and they were thoroughly exceeded. It’s Zach Braff‘s debut as a screenwriter and director, and he’s hit the ball out of the park. The film has an unconventional but compelling structure, and it slips seamlessly in and out of moments ranging from complete hilarity to childlike wonder to completely overwhelming emotion.
Serioulsy, there are hundreds of veteran directors in Hollywood who will never come close to making a film this good. Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, and Peter Sarsgaard contribute fantastic performances. Even if you’ve never seen Braff in Scrubs, or even if you hate Scrubs, give this movie a chance. If Garden State is any indication, this guy’s got a great career ahead of him.
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MABEL | January 3rd, 2005 at 4:27 am
Hey — if you like the songs on the Gardne State Soundtrack, you should check out a band called the Baskervilles… They sound great — like a lot of the stuff on the Garden State CD. The Baskervilles have 2 CDs available, I think. I got both of them on their record label’s site — http://www.secretcrushrecords.com , but I think they are on Amazon too… If you got to the Secret Crush site you can hear samples from their new CD "Midnight". Trust me, you’ll love this band!
Rob | September 1st, 2004 at 5:05 am
Ken: if you’re asking about the last sentence in the post, well, you’ll just have to see the movie! It’ll make _much_ more sense then…
Ken | August 31st, 2004 at 10:29 am
Huh? Whatchoo tawkin’ about, Rob?
shawn | August 25th, 2004 at 11:34 am
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