Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Garden State



I love my Netflix subscription (okay, so maybe my feelings aren't quite that strong...but I do appreciate it a lot.) It's let me catch up with movies that I heard good things about but, for one reason or another, didn't get to see when they were in the theaters. Being laid up on a rainy day is, of course, a great time to kick back and watch a movie...and I'm certainly glad that I had this one on hand today.

Zach Braff's Garden State is everything I heard it was...warm, quirky, poignant, sweetly romantic. It's a lovely little movie...Braff is wonderfully low-key and Natalie Portman is radiant and adorable. It left me with warm buzz in my heart (and yes a happy little tear in my usually cynical eye.)

And it has a killer soundtrack to boot (gotta remember to add that CD to my Amazon.com wishlist before my birthday next month :-)

8 comments:

The Cure said...

I loved that movie and already had almost every sone on the sound track. Got to get The Shins best band in the world.

McCabe said...

awesome awesome awesome movie, i just watched it two nights ago. and i downloaded the soundtrack, sooo sweet. i definitely recommend the aquisition.

Boo & Izzy said...

Garden State was a truely great film.

You might want to check out Zach Braff's blog over at gardenstate.typepad.com. He periodically recommends other musicians which supplement the excellent selections on the soundtrack.

Ms. Mac said...

Yes, I agree, I loved that movie.

ScribbleKing said...

It's a fantastic movie, it deserved a bit more credit in regard to Oscar nominations. I liked Natalie Portman more in this than in Closer, for instance, yet she got nominated for Closer. Can't wait to see what Zach Braff will come up with next!

Jonathan said...

I agree, I'm glad everyone else is liking the soundtrack as much as myself. Good melancholy stuff.

Frank Strovel III said...

FYI, the soundtrack to "GS" won the Grammy last week.

TaraMetBlog said...

I'm also in love with my NetFlix subscription. I can't remember what I ever did without it. lol. I'm actually on my way out to drop my last rental (Vanity Fair) in the post office box on the corner.

~Tara