Back from L.A.
I've been back for a few days, but I've been too lazy to post. Go figure.
Anyway, my time in L.A. was great. I went to the Santa Monica Pier, hung out with a good friend, met a VP at Sony Pictures and got a free lunch, got a free tour of Sony Picture Studios, got hooked up with a free copy of Angels & Demons (I hear it's good), got my headshots done, and saw Garden State.
Now, let's get right to Garden State, shall we? I remember a teaser a long time ago where the announcer guy said, "Rolling Stone calls it the seminal movie of this generation" Obviously, I was interested because I wouldn't want to miss something so important to my generation. I knew Zach Braff ("Scrubs guy") was in it and I heard Natalie Portman co-starred, but that's about all I knew. Turns out it's a fantastic movie. I've been seeing a lot of those lately, but this one took the cake.
The plot is solid and poignant, the soundtrack is awesome, the acting is perfect and the movie comes together nicely to tell a great story that I can largely sympathize with (I chose "with" as the preposition to end that sentence with). I don't want to spoil anything, but the movie just hits so many things right on the head; relationships first among those things. The movie explores many different types of relationships and seems to understand each type completely.
I need to stop rambling because I'm not even beginning to do this film justice. I'll be buying it when it comes out on DVD in December.