I'll second the recommendation, with the caveat that I wasn't as taken with the movie as I expected to be. That's faint criticism, though; it's a pretty great movie. As far as the Lost in Translation comparison, I'd compare the two in terms of my approach to both movies. I'd heard they were fantastic before they were released, went to them with VERY high expectations, and came out... satisfied. No more, no less. Garden State is much more down-to-earth, less cerebral than LiT. It is not Kevin Smith jersey-fied, which is good. But it's not as effective as LiT on a "thoughtful film level." That said, I enjoyed both, and recommend both. I'll reaffirm my recommendation for Napoleon Dynamite, though. I saw it again, and I still choked on my butter-like-substance-coated popcorn laughing. The audience was completely different than the first time I saw it; very young and giggly. Credit MTV marketing. Alright, done my overdue, impromptu movie review. Phew. Sorry to VMan for not adhering to his "see Garden State with no predilections" idea.