Thursday, September 30, 2004

garden state

Zach Braff (Scrubs) stars in & directs Garden State, a twentysomething manifesto about dropping out of {sort of} Prozac Nation (The Ricci vehicle based upon the Wurtzel novel has been shelved by Miramax for years). It's a rather clever film with a winsome Portman balancing out the other characters you just can't give a damn about. It comes with its own blog. Yes, the soundtrack is worthy of the buzz and does a perfect job of complementing a film, rather than being a crutch for narrative. The promos (aired heavily on late night broadcast TV) compared GS to Lost in Translation, both with solid soundtracks. Saw it at the Piedmont with an ale chaser at Cato's.

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