Meanwhile, I went to the movies on Sunday morning. The ArcLight at 10:45 am is a strange place, full of addled-seeming workers (with rather conspiratorial attitudes regarding what appeared to be a crashed membership computer system) and a lot of empty seats. Through a series of misunderstandings, I ended up seeing Garden State without cantot and 43(a), with whom I had promised to see it, but once I got over the pangs of guilt, I enjoyed it a great deal. I'm thinking of buying the soundtrack, but since I already own many of the albums that the songs come from . . . you see my dilemma.
Garden State in 25 words or less:
Picturesque progression of "moments" dotting the journey from ennui to hopeful uncertainty. A bit precious, but good-natured, funny, effective, well-shot, and well-scored. B+.