“You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.” —Maya Angelou
I recently watched “Garden State” for the first time. Don't get me wrong: I, too, laughed at the twee, wallpaper-matches-my-shirt scene and overload of Shins songs. I almost lost it at this navel-gazing interaction:
Andrew: “Good luck exploring the infinite abyss.”
Albert: “Thank you. And hey — you, too.”
*Andrew proceeds to toss his head back and drink in the raindrops*
So yeah, I get it. Garbage bags as raincoats? Natalie Portman wearing a weird helmet because of epilepsy? C’mon. But then, BUT THEN. I watched that scene in which Sam (Portman) and Andrew (Zach Braff) sit in an empty bathtub, and Andrew says, “When I'm with you I feel so safe. Like I'm home.”
And I entered a glass case of emotion.