Garden State

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: August 6, 2004
DVD: December 28, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 3.85
based on 3270 votes and 91 reviews
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Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Cliff "Method Man" Smith


Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) shuffled through life in a lithium-induced coma until his mother's death inspired a vacation from the pills to see what might happen.

Returning to his hometown in the Garden State, "Large" finds old acquaintances around every corner living quite unique lives as grave diggers (Peter Sarsgaard), fast food knights and the panderers of pyramid schemes.

By a twist of fate, Large meets Sam (Natalie Portman), a girl who is everything he isn't. A blast of color, hope and quirks, Sam becomes a sidekick who refuses to ride in his sidecar. Her warmth and fearlessness give Large the courage to open his heart to the joy and pain of the infinite abyss that is life.

Director: Zach Braff, Zach Braff
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Dan Halsted, Pamela Abdy, Richard Klubeck, Gary Gilbert
Screenplay: Zach Braff
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  • 5 stars "i loved this movie and am a huge fan of natalie portman.zach braff reminds me a lot of ray much so that he could play his son in a movie! great movie i gave it 5 stars."
  • 1 star "pretty pathetic movie... it was racist and contained nude scenes of natalie portman who looked like a boy"