it's admittedly not the deepest movie, and probably won't win any oscars, but i can't help but relating to ryden's character, and not just because of her offbeat family. she's very driven, and has always known what she's wanted to do, but finds herself floundering after college when her meticulous plans for the future don't quite meet her expectations. she is further juxtaposed by her best friend who is completely ambivalent towards his future.
michael keaton, jane lynch (she played meryl streep's sister in julie and julia), and carol burnett did a great job portraying members of ryden's eccentric family, and the always lovely zach gilford plays the overlooked friend, that any girl in real life would have already fallen in love with. however ryden appears to be oblivious to his charms.
so i guess for your typical 'follow your heart regardless of whatever's going on in your life' movie, this one happens to strike a chord with me.