Originally Posted by Jeffbiscuits
Garden State is so wrapped up in its delusion of making some kind of statement about life that it forgets to actually make one and instead just flaps about on the floor like a big crap derivative film student fish.
Great analogy, biscuits.
I know Lost in Translation is slow and nothing much happens but I didn't mind it. Bill Murray holds my attention because he's so damn classy and I never got the hate some people had towards Scarlett's character. It's an old fashioned love story where the tale is told through glances and subtle moments rather than rumpy pumpy and extrovert shenanigans. It's pretty to look at with an appropriate soundtrack. Jeff is right, no one does deadpan like Bill. He's brilliant. A true original.
Garden State is another story. So boring that my memory of it is a complete wash, like I was in an isolation tank for 100 mins. And I don't mind Wes Anderson films on the whole ( I know
it's not by him, but similar style, quirky and slow moving).