Writer/Director Zach Braff delivers “an Oscar-worthy performance” (CBS-TV CHICAGO) in this quirky coming-of-age comedy that has been hailed as “the seminal film for today’s generation” (USA TODAY).
Twentysomething, emotionally detached Andrew Largeman (Braff) returns home to New Jersey after nine long years. Now, as he tries to re-connect with his past, a series of chance encounters with Sam (Natalie Portman) — a free-spirited girl who’s everything he isn’t — sets the stage for a fateful, mind-blowing take on what his future might hold. Co-starring Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Method Man, GARDEN STATE is “hilarious” (ROLLING STONE).
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Commentary by Writer/Director/Actor Zach Braff and Actor Natalie Portman
**Commentary by Writer/Director/Actor Zach Braff, Director of Photography Lawrence Sher, Editor Myron Kerstein and Production Designer Judy Becker
**The Making of Garden State
**Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Writer/Director/Actor Zach Braff, Director of Photography Lawrence Sher, Editor Myron Kerstein and Production Designer Judy Becker
Cast & Crew
Mr. Braff, Ms. Portman, Mr. Sarsgaard and Mr. Holm never strike a false note as a remarkably coherent acting ensemble, and it is good to see Ron Leibman again in the small role of Doctor Cohen.
Sweet, fuzzy and quirky in a good way -- much like the cracked friendships it engagingly depicts.
Cleverly written, sensitively directed and very well-acted.
Garden State may not define an entire generation, but it has a sharp eye for the passive aimlessness that can take hold when young adults realize there's no handbook on how to find purpose and meaning in life.
The best parts of this droll, quietly witty drama have the ring of truth.
The kind of movie that reminds you why you love movies so much, a film so filled with unexpected energy and ambition and sly intelligence it gives you hope for the future.