Jason writes that the film Garden State is for "twentysomethings who just want to say that they liked something." He adds: "It tried to be about 14 different things but never really decided what to say about any of them, so it ended up being about kissing Natalie Portman." As for me, I enjoyed most of the 14 things the film tried to be. But mostly, I enjoyed the soundtrack, which currently is my favorite CD.
This weekend, I found out that Adam didn't think much of Garden State either. It seems to me that everyone seems to be placing very high standards on this film. As a coming-of-age film, is it the Graduate? No. But if that's the standards by which we grade movies, we're going to be disappointed a lot.