16 August 2007

Movie Review: Garden State

Recently I saw the movie Garden State on IFC. I've never been a Zach Braff fan based on his long-running stint on Scrubs but I have to say I was impressed here.

Braff wrote, directed and starred in this slowly unfolding story of a quietly troubled young man who returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. This is a film that lingers long after you see it. The characters are quirky and the underlying themes intriguing. Natalie Portman as the compulsively lying but very endearing Sam does a particularly good job.

is running it again tonight. Catch it.

Rating: 4 of 4 Jujubees.

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