I’ve absolutely been in love with this movie since the first time I ever saw it. Everytime I watch it, it never ceases to amaze me how amazing it is. Although, it always depresses me at the end. Life is never like a movie, maybe that’s why I watch so much TV. And so, I decided to list the reasons why I love this movie.
1. Zach Braff
I find Zach Braff irresistable. It’s simple – he’s talented in more ways than just acting. He’s a great eye as a director, fantastic writing as a scriptwriter. He’s clearly got a sense of humour and a fantastic ear for music.
2. Quirk Factor
Let’s see: it starts from the split mirror screen, the faucets, the wallpaper shirt, meeting the Girl while a dog is humping your leg, the side car bike, the fire arrows, the garbage bag raincoats. I love quirk and this movie has it in droves. It also has words like “conundrum”. I love the scene where she brings him to her room and lays out all the idiosyncracies. Who does that anymore?
3. The wait for the Kiss
I love a movie that makes you wait for a good kiss. So many opportunities and I’m always glad he didn’t take them because that kiss in the rain was fantastic – it always feels unplanned and awkward (mostly because a 3rd character is there) but fantastic timing.
4. The Soundtrack
There are few soundtracks that can rival this one. From start (Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic“) to finish (Frou Frou’s “Let Go“) – it’s a fantastic range (Zero 7, The Shins, The Shins, The Shins, Iron & Wine) – it’s such a soundtrack to life.
So, for all those who have not seen this movie (it’s completely ludicrous to think this movie has passed you by), here’s the trailer.