Best movie of the Year This movie mad me laugh and it made me think about life (not just the specific example they used, but life in general). I recomend this movie. Don't go in expecting a wonders just expect a good movie and you will be happy and you will find wonders. Enjoy.
okkk When I first saw this movie I was completely dazzled. The music, oh jesus. Is it just me or did it play a the exact perfect moments to the last second? natalie Portman's character adorable. Then I saw it a second time, good good, third time, good. When i finally rented it and the surround sound and huge screen werent around anymore i realized it wasn't that great. It had a scuzzy ending and Natalie Portmans character was beginning to look and act much much more like a 12 yr old. Music is still good though.
It's alright... I guess I'd sum this movie up as a twenty-something coming-of-age film. A young man's dream of becoming an actor has hit up hard against the wall of cold reality. Throw in a funeral that he must go back home to attend, a distant father, and some old friends, bake at 350 for 92 minutes, and enjoy.
Best watched with a nice, cool zinfandel during one of those days that you feel directionless.
it's so hard to end A lovely, crunchy snack - but the big revelation in the guru's trailer was definitely anti-climactic and then.... well, like I said, it's hard to end. It is one of those things that separates movies from films.
Poetry- summed up in one set of quotes... "There's a handful of normal kid things I kind of missed."
"There's a handful of normal kid things I kind of WISH I missed."
I've found that people that dont get this movie either weren't paying attention or they have no ability to wrap thier mind around the kind of childhood I had. I don't know if that is a blessing or a fault.
rocking awesome this movie is the best movie i have seen in a long time. anybody that doesn't like it clearly misses most of the symbolism and irony in it. excellent movie. i loved the use of colors in the movie.
long live natalie portman!
(and peter sarsgaard!)
not sure what everyone is raving about This film is very overrated to me. It reminds me of the way people freaked out over "American Beauty," and it is similarly underwhelming. The film starts out with a promising set of strong visuals, but it unravels from there. The main character's name is dumb, Natalie Portman doesn't really get to act, there's a silly subplot about the seamy underground of the town... it all adds up to: not for me.
Garden State I have never seeen Scrubs and wasn't very familiar with Zach Braff. An amazing film for any dirctor let alone a first time. I saw the end differently than most people think about it when you see it! Loved this film!
Drama and Romance
1 hr. 49 min. When Andrew Largeman (Braff) returns to his hometown in New Jersey for the first time in 10 years to attend his mother's funeral, he is reconnected with the world he left behind, and meets a girl, Samantha (Portman), who may change his life forever. Having recently stopped taking the powerful antidepressants he had been prescribed for years, Largeman's journey of self-discovery prompted by his return causes him to have a more healthy rediscovery of himself, which includes confronting his psychologist father (Holm) and helping Samantha through her own psychological issues.
Release Date: July 30th, 2004 (limited release).
MPAA Rating: R for language, drug use and a scene of sexuality.
Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures