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Garden StateThe film follows television bit part actor Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) as he returns to his small home town in New Jersey to attend his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
Actors of "Garden State"
Characters of "Garden State"
Directors of "Garden State"Zach BraffBirthdate: 6 April 1975, South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Creators of "Garden State"Zach BraffBirthdate: 6 April 1975, South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Critic Reviews of "Garden State"VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Feels too piecemeal and ultimately inconsequential to grab the public where it counts.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
This is a movie where 'sensitivity' and 'sincerity' are signposted by songs by Paul Simon and Nick Drake, which I guess says it all.New York ObserverSeptember 10, 2004
Mr. Braff, Ms. Portman, Mr. Sarsgaard and Mr. Holm never strike a false note as a remarkably coherent acting ensemble, and it is good to see Ron Leibman again in the small role of Doctor Cohen.Orlando SentinelAugust 20, 2004
Cleverly written, sensitively directed and very well-acted.Seattle TimesAugust 13, 2004
His movie is sweet-natured and skillful, but its biggest problem is perhaps one Braff wasn't prepared to deal with: his own performance -- or, more accurately, the decision to place a deliberately flat performance at the film's heart.Miami HeraldAugust 13, 2004
Garden State may not define an entire generation, but it has a sharp eye for the passive aimlessness that can take hold when young adults realize there's no handbook on how to find purpose and meaning in life.FlavorwireJune 21, 2016
Braff captures the specific, self-involved ennui of the aimless 20-something, and he doesn't do it from a point of smug detachment.Film4November 07, 2011
Although flawed, Garden State is a good-natured film whose very likeability leaves you willing to overlook its shortcomings.Common Sense MediaDecember 24, 2010
Smart drama for mature older teens and up.Suite101.comSeptember 24, 2010
It's no longer a generational alarm clock, but for those who've seen loved ones stumble through complacent fogs of Paxil, Zoloft and the like, "Garden State" still warns that "stability" doesn't mean a numbness to anything not emotionally even-keeled.Cinema CrazedApril 29, 2009
There is not a shot in this movie that doesn't shine...ColeSmithey.comApril 18, 2009
Actor Zach Braff (NBC's "Scrubs") makes an impressive if unsatisfying writing and directing debut with a plaintive post-modern drama that relies on unspoken dry wit to entertain its audience (think a cross between "Harold and Maude" and "The Graduate").
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