Garden State and The Shins
The other day I was talking to my friend Saimine Trespaleicious; she was telling me the story of someone who reminded me of the main character in Garden State. To my surprise, Saimine, who loves to watch movies, has never heard of this one. Garden State is one of my favorite films, it is a great independent movie, and its soundtrack, is in my humble opinion, is one of the best soundtracks out there. (I also love the soundtracks of Juno, Darjeeling Limited and Great Expectations).
Garden State (2004), starting Zach Braff – JD from scrubs- and Natalie Portman tells the storyt of Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. This is a depressing character who has been medicated for most of his life. When he returns to New Jersey he decides to stop taking his medicine and starts to live his life. Braff wrote and directed the movie. He also selected all the songs and received a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Thanks to Garden State I discovered one of my favorite groups, The Shins.