This dark comedy has been a favorite of mine since the first time I saw it my senior year of college. It is, to me, the perfect movie. It's funny and sad at once. The music is brilliant as are the performances by both Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. This is what filmmaking is all about.
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Alot of people tend to crap on Garden State and I don't think it's the greatest movie ever made, but for me, it was the best movie for me to watch in the summer of 2004. I was unsure about my f*ture and what I wanted to do, and seeing Zach Braff's Andrew Largeman going through the same thing made me feel at peace. The movie has a great soundtrack and is, if nothing else, clearly a very personal story.
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I've always wanted to make films, ever since I was a little kid. But Clerks was the movie that showed me (a) the kind of films i wanted to make and (b) that Indie was a genre of film. Until Clerks I had only really seen BIG budget movies like Jaws, Indiana Jones and Star Wars. Clerks showed me that I COULD make movies, with just some friends and a camera. I also think it's one of the simplest comedies ever made.
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Freaked is the most ridiculous movie ever made... EVER. I recommend EVERYONE see it even though 99% of them will HATE it. It is, hands down, the funniest movie I've ever seen. I remember seeing a commerical for it on Cinemax when hanging out with me cousin and we decided that we HAD to watch it that night. So we did. And then, we rented it the next day and made our cousins and friends watched it, then we bought it and showed it to more and more people. When I meet someone who actually HAS seen this movie and LOVED it, I instantly like them more as a human being. see more on Freaked
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