is a unique film about a struggling actor/waiter returning to
his childhood home in New Jersey to attend the funeral of his
mother and who doesn't particularly want to be anywhere near
The mood was just right to really get you
into this complex story of some fun stuff, mixed with quirky
circumstances of his younger emotional problems.
It's consistently easy to watch and follow,
with a pretty good love story going on too.
Writer, director, and actor Zach Braff
stars in Garden State, a quirky romantic comedy that proves
you can go home. Or should you?
Escaping from the Lithium fog that
has held his emotions in check most of his life, Andrew Largeman
returns home to deal with the death of his mother and all the
excess baggage that made him leave to begin with.
Light, whimsical, and full of nutty characters,
Garden State is a surreal trip to a modern-day Oz.
This peculiar, weird, dreamlike coming-of-age
comedy was a disappointment.
I did find some of the movie, especially
at the start, to be interesting, but as a whole the film just
didn't connect or hold my attention for any length of time, and
(in my view) this picture will be easy to forget.