One of the biggest reasons why Garden State became such a minor phenomenon for sad white guys in the 2000s, besides Natalie Portman at peak Manic Pixie Dream Girl, was the film’s soundtrack. Coldplay, Nick Drake, Simon & Garfunkel, Frou Frou, Colin Hay, the Shins — just thinking about it makes me want to not cry in front of my emotionally distant father. Rather than do something unexpected, like ask Anal C*nt to cover Fugazi, Braff will return to his mope-rock roots for his new movie, Wish I Was Here.
Once again, Braff has put together an impressive soundtrack to accompany the film. According to EW, Wish I Was Here will feature a collaboration between Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, in addition to new, original music from Bon Iver and the Shins. (Via)
“You gotta hear this one song, it’ll change your life, I swear.” “HEY, this is the same Shins song.”