I finally saw Garden State, and didn’t like it at all. I can forgive the sloppy editing, but for me the characters were all absolutely lifeless, and the story was like stale artificial sweetener. I think the movie inspired deadness in me because I in no way connected to the lives or problems of any of the characters. I’ve never been in love, so the love story seemed trite [perhaps this reason is why I don’t like romance movies], I’ve never been medicated with mood-adjusting chemicals, so I can’t connect there, I’ve never been estranged from my high school buddies, no connection there; I’ve never done drugs, no connection… And that is just superficially. Every main character seemed pasteboard cut-out high school freshmen. At least, if it is considered a coming-of-age story for a 26 year old then perhaps that is why it seemed like everyone was so immature to me. I grew up a long time ago. Maybe I’m just grouchy too. In any case, didn’t like the movie.