Garden State

Synopsis: Andrew Largeman is a semi-successful television actor who plays a intellectually disabled quarterback. His somewhat controlling and psychiatrist father has led Andrew ("Large") to believe that his mother's wheelchair bound life was his fault. Andrew decides to lay off the drugs that his father and his doctor made him believe that he needed, and began to see life for what it is. He began to feel the pain he had longed for, and began to have a genuine relationship with a girl who had some problems of her own.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Zach Braff
Production: Fox Searchlight
  13 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

and then it's gone.

I just thought maybe you could help me

get that checked out while I'm home.

Go see Dr. Cohen

first thing in the morning.

He's a neurologist in my building.

I-I'll call him.

He'll fit you in. I'm sure it's

nothing to worry about.

Place looks good.

Oh, that's nice. Yeah, we've been

doing a lot of work on it.


Actually, no.

I don't know why I just said that.

Someone redid the, uh,

hallway bathroom. I saw that.

Yeah. That's new.

I'm glad you're here.

Saying good-bye

is important.

I'm glad you could

fit it in.

- Put your hands on your head, please.

- What?

I said put your motherfucking hands

on your head! Please.

Eighty-two in a 25.

What are you gonna tell me,

you're late or just tired?

- I was...

- Shut the f*ck up!

- Largeman.

- Kenny?

Holy shit!

Oh, man.

How you doing?

I'm... I'm great.

- Your mom just died!

- I know.

- I mean, that's why you're home.

- Yeah. Yup.

You're a cop, Kenny?

- Yeah, I know. I know.

- Why?

I don't know. Couldn't think of

anything better to do.

No, but it's really cool

though, man.

People really

listen to you. I mean...

they have to!

- Yo, and check this shit out. That's the safety.

- Oh, cool.

And plus, the benefits, man.

If I get shot, I'm like...


But, Kenny, the last time I saw you,

you were doing coke lines off a urinal.

No, I had to grow up, man.

It's time to grow up. Plus, I wasn't

making shit in that fish market.

No one knew who I was,

couldn't get laid.

It's a much better

situation for me, man.

Speaking of which,

um, how'd I do?

What do you mean?

I don't know.

You know, just the whole...

You mean, like, as a cop?

Yeah. The whole,

"Shut the f*ck up!"

Well, I thought you were a dick,

so I guess that's good.

Nice. So,

what the f*ck, man?

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Zach Braff

Zachary Israel "Zach" Braff (born April 6, 1975) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as J. D. on the television series Scrubs (2001–2010), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.In 2004, Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State. He returned to his home state New Jersey to shoot the film, which was produced for $2.5 million. The film made over $35 million at the box office and was praised by critics, leading it to gain a cult following. Braff wrote the film, starred in it, and compiled the soundtrack album. He won numerous awards for his directing work, and also won the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album in 2005. Braff directed his second film, Wish I Was Here (2014), which he partially funded with a Kickstarter campaign.Braff has also appeared on stage; All New People, which he wrote and starred in, premiered in New York City in 2011 before playing in London's West End. He also played the lead role in a musical adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway in 2014. more…

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