Garden State

Garden State

Garden State

Scrubs star Zach Braff leads his writing-directing feature debut as a young, troubled man who returns home for his mother's funeral. Co-stars Natalie Portman as a young woman with her own woes who may spark a new beginning for him.

2004Rating: R102 minsUSAFox Searchlight Pictures
ComedyDramaRomance

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Garden State / Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

There is a little unevenness. But for a directorial debut, it's amazingly assured.

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BBC

BBC

A witty, wacky, and wonderful trip through the minefield of being twenty-something.

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Time Out

Time Out

This is a movie where 'sensitivity' and 'sincerity' are signposted by songs by Paul Simon and Nick Drake, which I guess says it all.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The chemistry between Braff and Portman and their characters goes a long way, saving the film when it takes a few too many bizarre plot/location turns and overplays its dramatic hand towards the finish...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is not a perfect movie; it meanders and ambles and makes puzzling detours. But it's smart and unconventional...

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Variety

Variety

A sort of “The Graduate” lite for a generation unacquainted with the original...

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