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Zach Braff writes, directs and co-stars with Natalie Portman in this acclaimed comedy-drama about a man who returns to his hometown and falls in love with an adorably eccentric woman.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Delivering a quirky spin on familiar twentysomething tropes -- with a cannily-placed soundtrack -- Garden State has enough charm to mark a winning debut for first-time director Zach Braff.
December 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Smart drama for mature older teens and up.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has extensive substance abuse. Characters smoke, drink, and take a lot of drugs. There are brief but explicit sex scenes and many sexual references, including a young man who is unhappy about his mother's affair with a younger man. Characters use very strong language and engage in risky and foolish behavior. There is a discussion of suicide and mental illness. One character is a thief. A strength of the movie is its positive portrayal of a person with a disability.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:July 28, 2004
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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