A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.
2.35 : 1
Rated R for language, drug use and a scene of sexuality.
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Home, Actor, Psychiatrist, Sidecar, Knight
DTS, Dolby Digital
Coming-of-Age, Reunion Films, Romantic Comedy
Twentysomething Life, Reconciliation, Estrangement, Dysfunctional Families, Existential Crisis, Coming Home, Fathers and Sons, Death of a Parent
Bittersweet, Quirky, Wistful, Wry, Sweet
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Garden State is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. Braff based the film on his real life experiences. It was filmed in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. New Jersey was the main setting and primary shooting location. Garden State received positive reviews upon its release and has garnered a cult following. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film also spawned a soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy Award.
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