History Film / GardenState

13th Nov '16 10:54:17 AM nombretomado
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It was filmed over 25 days in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. The main setting and primary shooting location was New Jersey. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film contains many [[ShoutOut allusions]] to the similar coming-of-age film ''TheGraduate'' (1967), most notably the opening airplane scene that both pictures share.

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It was filmed over 25 days in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. The main setting and primary shooting location was New Jersey. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film contains many [[ShoutOut allusions]] to the similar coming-of-age film ''TheGraduate'' ''Film/TheGraduate'' (1967), most notably the opening airplane scene that both pictures share.



* ShoutOut: To ''TheGraduate'', but to plenty of other things as well.

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* ShoutOut: To ''TheGraduate'', ''Film/TheGraduate'', but to plenty of other things as well.
21st Oct '16 3:26:31 PM lledsmar
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** Now Braff is now working on a proper SpiritualSuccessor called ''Wish I Was Here''

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** Now Braff is now working on made a proper SpiritualSuccessor called ''Wish I Was Here''
20th Oct '16 10:25:20 AM lledsmar
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20th Oct '16 10:23:57 AM lledsmar
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* DVDCommentary



* FollowTheLeader: It spawned a lot of terrible and [[Film/{{Elizabethtown}} not so terrible]] imitators, so now when you describe it, it sounds awful. One of the reasons for its severe case of SeinfeldIsUnfunny.
12th Oct '16 11:44:00 AM Mdumas43073
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''Garden State'' is a 2004 film written, directed by and starring Zach Braff, with NataliePortman, Creator/PeterSarsgaard and co-starring Sir Creator/IanHolm. The film centers on Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who has been living in a catatonic emotional state. Since he was ten, he has been kept on at least one form of the drug lithium. After receiving a phone call from his dad, with whom he has not spoken in a long time, Andrew returns to his hometown in New Jersey upon finding out his paraplegic mother drowned in the bath. Visiting the place where he grew up, he soon meets Sam (Portman), the girl that brings him out of his shell. The title alludes both to the nickname for New Jersey and to lines from Andrew Marvell's poem "The Garden" ("Such was that happy garden-state,/ While man there walked without a mate").

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''Garden State'' is a 2004 film written, directed by and starring Zach Braff, Braff (''Series/{{Scrubs}}''), who also stars along with NataliePortman, Creator/PeterSarsgaard Creator/NataliePortman, Creator/PeterSarsgaard, and co-starring Sir Creator/IanHolm. Creator/IanHolm.

The film centers on Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who has been living in a catatonic emotional state. Since he was ten, he has been kept on at least one form of the drug lithium. After receiving a phone call from his dad, with whom he has not spoken in a long time, Andrew returns to his hometown in New Jersey upon finding out his paraplegic mother drowned in the bath. Visiting the place where he grew up, he soon meets Sam (Portman), the girl that brings him out of his shell. The title alludes both to the nickname for New Jersey and to lines from Andrew Marvell's poem "The Garden" ("Such was that happy garden-state,/ While man there walked without a mate").



''Garden State'' was well received, and is considered a major success for ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' actor Zach Braff, as it was his feature film debut as a director. Lacking the publicity machine of most mainstream Hollywood films, it generated a devoted fan base from people who read and responded to Braff's blog on the film's official site. Fans drove hours to see the film and saw it repeatedly in theaters. The film also spawned a popular soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy award.

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''Garden State'' was well received, and is considered a major success for ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' actor Zach Braff, as it was his feature film debut as a director. Lacking the publicity machine of most mainstream Hollywood films, it generated a devoted fan base from people who read and responded to Braff's blog on the film's official site. Fans drove hours to see the film and saw it repeatedly in theaters. The film also spawned a popular soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy award.
24th Mar '16 5:48:47 PM nombretomado
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* WrongfullyAttributed: An in-universe half-example, there's a scene where Andrew's friend Jesse mentions ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' and attributes it to Aldous [[TheCosbyShow Huxtable]] rather than Huxley.

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* WrongfullyAttributed: An in-universe half-example, there's a scene where Andrew's friend Jesse mentions ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'' and attributes it to Aldous [[TheCosbyShow [[Series/TheCosbyShow Huxtable]] rather than Huxley.
18th Mar '16 11:07:34 PM Hossmeister
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11th Feb '16 12:49:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: If ''GardenState'' went one state over, it would be called ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: If ''GardenState'' ''Garden State'' went one state over, it would be called ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''.
10th Jan '16 12:59:00 PM eroock
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* BathtubBonding: Andrew and Sam, albeit without water in the tub.
28th Nov '15 11:10:41 AM nombretomado
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''GardenState'' was well received, and is considered a major success for ''{{Scrubs}}'' actor Zach Braff, as it was his feature film debut as a director. Lacking the publicity machine of most mainstream Hollywood films, it generated a devoted fan base from people who read and responded to Braff's blog on the film's official site. Fans drove hours to see the film and saw it repeatedly in theaters. The film also spawned a popular soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy award.

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''GardenState'' ''Garden State'' was well received, and is considered a major success for ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' actor Zach Braff, as it was his feature film debut as a director. Lacking the publicity machine of most mainstream Hollywood films, it generated a devoted fan base from people who read and responded to Braff's blog on the film's official site. Fans drove hours to see the film and saw it repeatedly in theaters. The film also spawned a popular soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy award.
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