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Garden State (2004)

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A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

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Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own. Written by MichaelAGodfrey@aol.com

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Rated R for language, drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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20 August 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$201,115, 1 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,782,316, 27 January 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,043,000, 21 July 2005
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The fog in the pool scene was real fog. Zach Braff and Natalie Portman described it as filming in a cloud. See more »

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After Andrew, Mark and Sam leave the ark wearing garbage bags to protect them from the rain, you can see that Sam's pink sweater is dry under the garbage, but was a dark, wet pink when they were inside the ark from being out in the rain earlier. The sweater could not have dried while they were inside the ark. See more »

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Airplane pilot: [voiceover] Los Angeles Tower, this is Transworld 22 Heavy. We are going down! Repeat, engines two and... L.A. Tower, this is... Mayday! Mayday!
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Special thanks to Anfang Family, Snyder Family, Randazzo Family, Definis Family, Trojan Family, Weiss Family. See more »

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New Slang
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Performed by The Shins
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Pure schmalz and awfulness
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Wave after wave of directionless nausea - this film wants and at first promises to be quirky and original but is in fact obvious, solipsistic and mired in cliché-driven dialogue which builds to a crecendo of awfulness and cheese by the end. Throughout the film we meet supposedly off the wall characters, who are actually very dull, and just don't quite work and who clunk through the horrific screenplay like men in armour suits, driving jeeps through mansion houses and spouting preppy existential obviousness accompanied by the whinings of Coldplay. The film has occasional funny episodes, often no funnier than a dog playing with its genitals, which happened twice (an index of the slapstick, rudimentary humour of the film in general) but by the end, the film falls into an 'infinite abyss' of complete detritus and the director's egocentric ramblings which made me want to gouge my eyes out. Watch this film at your peril.


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