I stumbled across this movie a couple of weeks ago and I can't stop thinking about it.
Though it is no masterpiece, it is intelligent and well executed. And in addition, there is something about the plot that struck a chord.
Zach Braff excels as a man approaching his 30th birthday when he suddenly realises that there have been no detours, no setbacks, no deletrious mistakes; he has almost completed his set goals.
This freaks him out and subconsciously he begins to seek out chaos.
I will not reveal how it concludes so as not to ruin it for those who haven't seen it but I will say this:
Those of us privileged enough to find ourselves easily drifting towards our set goals without much of a hinderance must realise that this is both a blessing and a burden.
The moment we begin to take these things for granted is the moment we begin to lose them and in doing so we intiate the process of self-sabotage.
In the past, I have been guilty of this and it has cost me; please try not to repeat my mistake.
- PS If you watch the movie look out for Casey Affleck; he was also AMAZING in his role. He is a far superior actor to his brother.