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Garden State

4 Ratings: 3.5
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Zach Braff (from the TV showScrubs) stars in his writing/directing debut,Garden State--normally a doomed act of hubris, but Braff pulls it off with unassuming charm. An emotionally numb actor in L.A., Andrew (Braff) comes back to New Jersey after nine … see full wiki

4 reviews about Garden State
review by . March 17, 2006
First off, for anyone thinking about getting this movie, go do it!! No matter what anyone has told you already about the film. I notice a lot of people writing that they didn't like Garden State and that's fine, I personally thought it was great. To me it was real life on film, and within that real life there are very different people. Unfortunately not everyone wants to see movies that remind them of reality, and I guess not everybody reality is the same as mine.   After seeing this movie …
review by . May 20, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
This is a movie that makes a good try at being "deep meaning" with a little humor thrown in but falls short. Zach Braff plays a displaced New Jersey young man who has moved to California and when he is not playing part-time actor he is wearing "Charlie Chan" make-up in a pretentious Vietnamese restaurant.     Zach gets a call from his father to return home to New Jersey because his mother has drowned in a bathtub accident. The dreamy, kind of insensitive Zach feels it is his …
review by . March 24, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) is a semi-successful actor in Hollywood who returns home to the Garden State of New Jersey for his mother's funeral. "Large" hasn't been home in over nine years and there is a serious riff between him and his father. Over the course of four days Large attends several parties, meeting up with many of his old high school chums who are working at a variety of occupations: one is a grave digger, another works as a knight at a Medieval Times, another lives in a mansion after …
review by . December 29, 2004
Zach Braff is a talented guy and in creating GARDEN STATE (first known as LARGE'S ARK) he demonstrates not only a sense of the looney and surreal, but a tidy handling of the fallout of emotional isolation that plagues many of our youth, our baby boomers, and yes, even our older fugitives from life. It is rare when a film is conceived, written, directed and acted by one person and the result is a unique and timely little treasure like this one.    Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) …
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