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Garden State

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Garden State#0
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:12am
A Beautiful Movie. Wonderfully written and magnificently poignant. And so freakin' hysterical!

I am in LOVE with Natalie Portman. She is a brilliant actress and completely gorgeous. She gives an award-worthy performance.

And I was delighted to see Jackie Hoffman have a hillarious cameo.

By far one the best, if not THE best, movies I've seen this year.

See it now.
"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

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re: Garden State#1
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:14am
omigod. The song she sings at the funeral had me cackling. I'm sure I annoyed the crazy lady behind me.
That movie was really excellent. It will be long forgotten by award time but, I agree, Natalie Portman gave an amazingly new breakthrough performance for her...she might actually live up to all the promise she was heralded for in the beginning.
And I loves me some Zachy Braff!
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re: Garden State#2
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:20am
AMAZING movie! I loved it.
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re: Garden State#3
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:32am
I told you it was good!
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re: Garden State#4
Posted: 8/18/04 at 2:37am
Portman's character is one of the finest female characters I have seen in a long time.

And the scene in the 'cemetery' where they are burying the hamster. Superbly written and flawlessly acted.

Natlalie, even if your seven years older than me, Marry me!
"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

The opposite of creation isn't war, it's stagnation.
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re: Garden State#5
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:04pm
Does anyone else want to thank the Weinsteins for their unfailing devotion to good films, even if they won't do well at the box office?

Even though they campaign way too much for Oscars, they have a love for film that gives us movies like this.
"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

The opposite of creation isn't war, it's stagnation.
Updated On: 8/18/04 at 04:04 PM
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re: Garden State#6
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:06pm
Portman is constistantly good in her film roles. Just look at last year's COLD MOUNTAIN. Her part was very small, a cameo you might even say, but it was so impressive that I was expecting her to get (and was very upset when she didn't get) an Academy Award Nomination.
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re: Garden State#7
Posted: 8/18/04 at 4:06pm
Natalie Portman is outrageously brilliant in her role.

Although I didn't leave completely happy with it's ending I had a bunch of laughs and a good time throughout the majority of it.

The hamster burial was the most well thought out scene I've seen in a very long time and was done marvelously.
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re: Garden State#8
Posted: 8/18/04 at 5:33pm
It was an amazing film, he's got a real keen sense of irony, comedy and pathos. Look for more good things out of ZB.
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re: Garden State#9
Posted: 8/18/04 at 5:34pm
He was great in THE BROKEN HEART'S CLUB. I KNOW y'all saw that one!
"Noah, someday we'll talk again. But there's things we'll never say. That sorrow deep inside you. It inside me, too. And it never go away. You be okay. You'll learn how to lose things..."
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re: Garden State#10
Posted: 8/18/04 at 5:34pm
It's a shame this is only in limited release.
"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

The opposite of creation isn't war, it's stagnation.
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re: Garden State#11
Posted: 8/18/04 at 5:36pm
Wanna see it. I like Zach Braff (I think thats his name) on Scrubs.
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re: Garden State#12
Posted: 8/18/04 at 7:57pm
I think the movie is slowly spreading, SticktoPriest. I had to go a bit of a distance to see it, but it was worth the trip. The end was a little too speechy- Braff should have done more showing and less telling- but the movie as a whole was lovely.

I especially liked the series of small ways that Braff showed his character's adjustment from complete numbness to being engaged by his surroundings. And Peter Sarsgaard was just all-around great, my favorite actor of the bunch.

Anyone else spot George C. Wolfe in there? So cool. :)
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re: Garden State#13
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:00pm
It's opening wide this week, because many summer flops are being yanked from theaters.
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re: Garden State#14
Posted: 8/18/04 at 8:02pm
I felt the movie was superb, but the talk with Braff's character and his father was when the movie went down slightly and became, as you said, to much telling.

But the more I think about this movie, the more I love it.

I found so many of the scenes to be amazingly philosophical without being pretentious.
"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

The opposite of creation isn't war, it's stagnation.
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re: Garden State#16
Posted: 8/20/04 at 8:22pm
This movie is playing nowhere near me. It is just not fair.
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re: Garden State#17
Posted: 8/22/04 at 7:15pm
I just saw it last night. Incredible movie. Absolutely, the best I have seen in a long time. I have so much respect for Natalie and Zach. Natalie needs to get her butt back to Broadway very soon.

Sam is one of the best movie characters I have ever seen. I want to be her.

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Updated On: 8/22/04 at 07:15 PM