Garden State details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Zach Braff, Jean Smart, Zach Braff|
|Directors:||Zach Braff, Zach Braff|
|Genres:||Comedy - Romantic, Drama, Romance - General, Musical|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Rom-Coms, Bank Holiday Viewing, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, Haven't Seen That in Ages!, Just Arrived, March Picks, Our Instant Picks, Romantic Comedies|
|1hr 38 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 38 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
Most helpful review
You must see this movie!By djamesc (18 reviews) from Immingham , 21 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]It is the start of the new year and inevitably the thoughts go to the 'best of's' of 2004. Why would I mention that? Because unless you have seen this film you haven't completed the list, because this film will be on it. Depending on taste of course (unfortunately). If you like smart, funny, quotable, sad, heartbreaking, awe inspiring, beautiful, memorable and just plain amazing then you will like this film.
Think I am over exaggerating? Think of a film where you can take any frame and stick it on a wall as a poster because it is that beautiful. Think 'Goodfellas', 'Fargo', 'Shawshank Redemption', 'City of God', 'Magnolia'... now add Garden State. The acting is phenomenal and proves that 'Leon' was not a flash in the pan for Portman and Braff should be nominated for a screenplay oscar.
Someone else mentioned 'Lost in Translation' as a comparison and that cannot be argued with. You like Lost in Translation then you will like this. You don't like Lost in Translation then this is sufficiently different to warrant spending a couple of hours of your life watching. It won't change your life, but it won't make you regret taking the time out of your life either.
I am begging you people! Take a chance!
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Whacky and interestingBy a customer , 17 May 2013Mixed feelings about the film, I believe I enjoyed it, but it wouldn't be a masterpiece that everybody would enjoy. Some films are 100% screen perfect, this one makes you step back and think about the caracters beyond the screen. Part of the film is what you make of it as it lingers in your mind afterwards.
"Stunning but not for everyone."By a customer , 16 May 2013The soundtrack alone is excellent, but this film is at times bizarre and whacky, yet poignant and really makes you think at others. It is funny and witty in the same way that real life is funny; from an outside perspective you laugh at the little unusual quirks of others and this is what let me thoroughly enjoy this film. Although not for everybody as is it is a very slow-burner, significantly more character than plot driven.
Brilliant indie film!By lacylarsen (2 reviews) , 05 May 2013I absolutely loved this film. Funny, sad, quirky, very, watchable...and a brilliant soundtrack! This is an indie film at it's best, I could watch it again and again!
Is this Braffs true nature or ....By a customer , 03 May 2013Nothing much happens in this movie by Hollywood standards. Just the stuff that most people touch in their own, maybe thats why it divides opinion. Drugs, purpose, love, death, heartbreak etc. So just human experience. Therefore, watch if you like to meander through stuff occasionally laughing at the absurd. Don't watch if you like bang bang movies.
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Makes a valid point using humour and realismBy Gautami (1 review) , 20 Apr 2013I loved this movie. It's different to the same old empty story lines Hollywood churn out. It's brilliantly observational and representative of lives that many of us have experienced at one time or another. I laughed out loud at some bits. I also realised something about life that could take a whole course of therapy to discover....watch this movie instead and save yourself a fortune lol Maybe it will get half the nation off anti-depressants :-)