7.5/10
198,057
973 user 210 critic

Garden State (2004)

Trailer
0:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
2,325 ( 213)
13 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andrew Largeman
Kenneth Graymez ... Busboy
... Restaurant Manager
... Waiter
... Young Hollywood Guy
... Obnoxious Girl
... Gideon Largeman
... Mark
Alex Burns ... Dave
... Aunt Sylvia Largeman
... Kenny
... Gleason Party Drunk (as Chris Carley)
... Jesse
... Dana
... Kelly
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

funeral | home | actor | pills | suburb | See All (335) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Large  »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| | (5.1: Spanish)| (as Dolby Surround 2.0: Audio Described English)| (5.1: English)| (5.1: Portuguese)

Color:

(NTSC Color)| (PAL)|

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Zach Braff had to give a testimonial to J.F.K. International Airport in order to film there. His testimonial was about how much he liked Terminal 4, the terminal used to film the final scenes of the movie. See more »

Goofs

The closing credits thank "The Township of Morristown". No such municipality exists. There are the "Town of Morristown" and the "Township of Morris". Which was intended is not clear. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Masturbating dog ... Magoo See more »

Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Times a Lady
(1978)
Written by Lionel Richie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Garden flower
23 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Zach Braff has made it. Both script, directing and main acting, and everything is more than all right. This is a film without violence about people living ordinary extra-ordinary lives and it's much more interesting than extra-ordinary murders, which very, very few, even in the USA, encounter.

The "hero" has been going on tranquilizers for all his grown up-life and even before that. He's got no feelings left, not even for the death of his mother. Then he meets a girl, well acted indeed by Natalie Portman, who unlocks him slowly, saying the right things all the time without knowing it.

Hours after you've seen this, you realize that here was a crucial moment, this was a turning point and so on. The love story gets a little sentimental at the end, but still this is a film that lives long after you've seen it through.


173 of 259 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 973 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed