Garden State
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Garden State is written, directed and starring Scrubs star, Zach Braff, and features Academy award winner Natalie Portman. In this quirky comedy Andrew (Large) Largeman (Zach Braff, Scrubs) is returning home to New Jersey for the first time in nine years to attend his mother's funeral. A struggling actor in Los Angeles, he's been living under clouds of medication prescribed by his psychiatrist father (Ian Holm). After drifting through the funeral with the same emotional numbness he's felt for years, he reconnects with old friend Mark (Peter Sarsgaard, Green Lantern), a gravedigger. In a doctors office, he meets ebullient Sam (Natalie Portman, Black Swan), an epileptic whose lust for life inspires Andrew to feel things that his medication long denied him. Over four days, he develops feelings for Sam he didnt know he was capable of, and faces up to the resentment his father holds toward him about an accident that happened long ago.
Starring Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm
Director Zach Braff