Overall Rank: 957
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 362
Theatrical Release Date: 07/28/2004
Genre: Romance, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Zach Braff
Actors: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, Method Man, Alex Burns
Plot: A messed up young man goes home to bury his mother and work things out with his father. While he is there he discovers life and realizes there is nothing wrong with him.
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Camper - wrote on 08/06/2014
Depending on who you are and what sort of state you're in when you watch this movie, it can either seem completely average or slightly life changing, If you're already sad it might make you sadder, and then more sad and then sort of happy and then sad again. The beginning scenes perfectly capture the feeling of severe numbness and depression. It was honest and beautiful, even when it wasn't.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/30/2012
Garden State is a very funny and sweet indie comedy with an inspiring message about taking risks. The cast disappears into their roles completely and creates a film with so many unique visual and audio moments. First time director Braff manages to craft a comedy that works on a humor level, as well as on a human level. One of my alltime favorites.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/14/2011
Quirky independent comedy who's message gets lost in it's ambition to be different.
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TheWolf - wrote on 07/30/2007
"Garden State" is a brilliant first step for Braff. With characters who all suffer and to a degree feel lost, the characterisation is wonderful and the bond which the audience develops is huge. We all care for Braff's main character as he begins to finally experience life, and we all associate with Sam and Large's best friend Mark (Peter Sarsgaard). All three characters have to one degree or another suffered as a result of their parents, and we can all sympathies with that combination of embarrassment and love.
The plot as well is superb in it's detail. Starting with some good laughs at the start which do dwindle in number towards the end, the story keeps us gripped and involved. Whilst it does collapse towards the end as Braff writes a conclusion containing a few too many …
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