The film is often praised by teenagers as the best film ever mainly because most of them have never seen an independent film and are so accustomed to the mainstream formula that Garden State seems refreshing and original, even though there are much better human type films out there.
The soundtrack also contains WONDERFUL music by The Shins, Frou Frou, Remy Zero, Zero 7, Iron and Wine, and Coldplay, among others. Perfect.
"Good luck exploring the infinite abyss!"
"Hey, you too!"
"Zach Bradford.. you mean, Zach Braff? Yeah.. you should probably think twice before you go and say something about him without knowing his name..."
I dunno, he's kind of garden state.