Garden State

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Garden State
Garden State
  • R
  • 1h 43m
  • 2004
Certified Fresh86%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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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.
© 2004 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh86%
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.
Reviews
Associated Press
Christy Lemire
Fresh

December 20, 2017
Variety
Todd McCarthy
Rotten

Feels too piecemeal and ultimately inconsequential to grab the public where it counts.

December 20, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Rotten

This is a movie where 'sensitivity' and 'sincerity' are signposted by songs by Paul Simon and Nick...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:July 28, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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