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Garden State


#1

I recommend everyone to go see this movie right now, it’s so unbelievably great. Zach Braff is a surprisingly talented writer/director and the soundtrack is amazing. For me, it’s the best movie of 2004 so far (Vol. 2 is 2nd, only because Garden State is a funner movie to watch).


#2

Yeah - I am going to peep this flick. Love Scrubs and the look of the film looks refreshing


#3

im interested. but too lazy to go to the movies to see it. ill wait for video


#4

The trailer looks so cool! I love Zach Braff on TV and I was really excited to hear he was making a film. The shitty thing is that I live in Omaha and I don’t think it’s playing here so I’ll probably have to wait untill it’s dvd release. I heard that the film was inspired by a mix cd he made. How cool is that?


#5

anyone know if this is out in the uk yet?? i read the plot summary on imdb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0333766/plotsummary

& it ounds really good ;D


#6

im probably going to see this this weekend but not post my thoughts because i wont feel like it.


#7

I saw it last night and I loved it. Zach Braff and Natalie Portman were wonderful and Peter Skarsgaard was brilliant. I hope Braff decides to do more film making.

I really liked how every character had a crazy backstory.


#8

Saw this today and liked it alot. I thought it had an awesome ending too, didn’t expect that to happen. I thought there would be a sad ending, but actually it was pretty uplifting


#9

this movie was awesome… i saw it 3x already (i’m making everyone who hasnt seen it yet go see it)… and i have to say i havent gotten sick of it yet… and i loved the realistic dialog the film had…



zach has this brilliant way of using music in his film, just like how qt uses the right song in the right part…



god i loved this movie!


#10

i honestly dont realize what it is yall are getting that im not. i thought this was an OK movie at best. but for the most part i thought this movie was boring. also i felt there was no real good connection between portman and braff. i heard someone say this was this summers version of lost in translation. but that is a very far stretch. as far as the music goes, id have to say wicker park gets my vote for best music of the year


#11

my friend told me it’s going to be the best movie of the year. is it good


#12

I just saw this today and i thought it was awesome. I hope this isnt a one time thing for Zack, and that he’ll direct some more flicks, and maybe use portman again.


#13

“Better late then never”…I finally got around to watching it the other day, and I reallly enjoyed it and was kinda suprised, it wasnt what I was expecting it to be…it was really very cool and kinda refreshing (not wanting to sound to much like a soft drink commercial here :-</E>) …and a very, very cool soundtrack 8)


#14

I really really enjoyed this film, and cried (the first and only time I’ve ever cried in the cinema; there are many other films that make me cry, but I’ve some how never seen them at the cinema). It’s rare that there is a film I can actually ‘relate to’, as in characters with lives a bit like mine in a way (Ghost World is basically the other one), and it really genuinely moved me. I even quoted it in an anthropology essay about houses and how they are metaphors for people. The bit about ‘home’ was the bit that made me cry. My friend I went to see it with found Nathalie Portman’s character annoying, and whilst I undrestand why she would find that, I found her quite charming. It was really great how everyone had this sadness in their lives, just like real life. It was also a very funny film. I have mixed feelings about the soundtrack: I love the two tracks by the Shins (but mostly the introduction to Caring is Creepy) and Let Go. In Britain we’ve been so bombarded with Cold Play for every sad scene on tv for the last few years, that it’s use here just seems cheap, maybe for Americans there is still some novelty in its misery. The rest of the songs I’m really not that interested in, although they are of course very ‘pleasant’.


#15

I saw that movie in France 2 weeks ago, and I saw it twice. It’s just amazon for a 1st movie. Not a master piece, but a really cool movie for someone who didn’t doi anything in movie directing before. Excellent soundtrack, excellent Nathalie and Zach…



Go to see at : www.zach-braff.com section “Garden State”, you can’t download special features from the dvd (like cut scenes, and a clip from the making of features). Only for those who haven’t the chance to have the dvd yet in their country (it’s just out in mine so…), for the others just go buy the dvd or the VHS, or even rent it !


#16

Yes, was very surprised after watching this flick. Outstanding job from Zach Braff for making such great film. Will buy for my DVD collection!


#17

all this movie was a lamed up “boys meets girl” story. it’s really not worth seeing you will be very dissapointed especially at the cliched ending, you know the guy walks away to catch his plane and then suddenly realized that he loved the chick and goes back to her.

it was just unoriginal and lame.


#18

[quote=“the true gentleman”]
all this movie was a lamed up “boys meets girl” story. it’s really not worth seeing you will be very dissapointed especially at the cliched ending, you know the guy walks away to catch his plane and then suddenly realized that he loved the chick and goes back to her.

it was just unoriginal and lame.
[/quote]

fianlly got around to seeing it and i totally beg to differ-- it was far from unoriginal-- in fact i would say quite the opposite. very original. dark and unlike other happy go lucky films. i really enjoyed the new angle…


#19

[quote=“the true gentleman”]
all this movie was a lamed up “boys meets girl” story. it’s really not worth seeing you will be very dissapointed especially at the cliched ending, you know the guy walks away to catch his plane and then suddenly realized that he loved the chick and goes back to her.

it was just unoriginal and lame.
[/quote]At fisrt I thought Andrew was going to die in a horrible plane crash…what was that opening scene all about then?


#20

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I found this flick to be worthy of a purchase.

Absolutely loved every bit of it.