Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays an 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
Tim (Jim Parsons), the knight armor-donning nerd, speaks the fictional language Klingon from the Star Trek franchise. Parsons plays the intellectual, yet socially confused, and Star Trek-obsessed nerd Sheldon in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007). See more »
When Andrew walks into his father's bedroom, his father is asleep with his head turned to his right. When the camera pans out to both of them, his father's head is now turned to his left without movement. See more »
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 »
Although the film was shot in the Super 35 process, the VHS version entirely Pans and Scans throughout the whole film as if it were shot in Anamorphic Widescreen instead of properly framing it for Full Frame as most Super 35 films are. See more »
This is a really watchable film from a great new young director. Zach Braff, you may well know from the brilliant scrubs, writes and directs this very competent film. Basically it is a simple plot about a few days in the life of a man coming back to his home town for his mums funeral. Anyway what is really interesting in this film is the relationships between characters especially Zach's character and his dad and between Zach and Natalie Portman's character. There is a lot of quirky humour and surreal daydreams that can be seen as a direct influence from scrubs. If you liked Donnie Darko you should enjoy this, yet if also if you thought Donnie Darko was a pile of sentimental, surreal dross you should find that this is a much better and more 'real' film.
This is a film well worth watching
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