Garden State is about a struggling actor named Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff), who returns to his home town after being estranged from his family for ten years, in order to attend his mother's funeral. Throughout the movie, he tries to avoid interaction with his psychologist father who is constantly trying to analyze him and tell him what's best for him, while at the same time contributing to the problem by guilt tripping him over his mother's condition before she died. He meets up with old friends, makes some new friends, and discovers that his over-medicated life has made him so numb that he only just exists, and never really feels any joy, or any emotion at all. Over four days, he falls for a girl he meets named Sam (Natalie Portman), and she urges him to come out of his shell and experience life again. The film is full of laughs, but also deeply emotional moments.
Here are some of my favorite scenes:
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