The Electric Commentary

Monday, August 16, 2004

I saw Garden State last night.

It's a nice film. While not the best movie ever, it is very solid. The first 2/3 of the film are excellent, combining a good dramatic setup with a few Scrubs-esque gags for good measure. I actually laughed out loud on more than one occasion. It falters a bit towards the conclusion, as there is a lot of dialogue gets a bit cheesy, but I was able to get past it.

Zach Braff (Dr. Dorian, on Scrubs), wrote, directed, and starred in the movie, and he is funny and believably depressed, often at the same time. He can convey a great deal of information just through his facial expression, and that particular talent was used to great effect.

The pop/alternative soundtrack (plus some Paul Simon) is fantastic, and always appropriately used during the course of the movie.

I recommend it. Plus it left me in a good mood.

You can view the trailer here.

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