Garden State

Writer: Zach Braff

Director: Zach Braff

Release: July 28, 2004

Producer(s): Pamela Abdy, Gary Gilbert, Dan Halsted, Richard Klubeck
Executive Producer(s): Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher
Co-Producer: Bill Brown
Line Producer: Ann Ruark

Stars/Actors: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm, Michael Weston, Jim Parsons, Jean Smart, Method Man

Music by: Chad Fischer

Production Company: Camelot Pictures

Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Romance

ID: tt0333766

Rating: R

Runtime: 102 minutes

Synopsis: Andrew Largeman returns home for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. Reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones in the process.

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Quotes and Lines

Andrew Largeman: You know that point in your life when you realize the house you grew up in isn’t really your home anymore? All of a sudden even though you have some place where you put your shit, that idea of home is gone.
Sam: I still feel at home in my house.
Andrew Largeman: You’ll see one day when you move out. It just sort of happens one day and it’s gone. You feel like you can never get it back. It’s like you feel homesick for a place that doesn’t even exist. Maybe it’s like this rite of passage, you know? You won’t ever have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for your kids, for the family you start, it’s like a cycle or something. I don’t know, but I miss the idea of it, you know. Maybe that’s all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.
Sam: Maybe.

Mark: I’m okay with being unimpressive. I sleep better.

Andrew Largeman: Fuck, this hurts so much.
Sam: I know it hurts. That’s life. If nothing else, It’s life. It’s real, and sometimes it fuckin’ hurts, but it’s sort of all we have.

Sam: If you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you’d like.

Gideon Largeman: Saying goodbye is important. I’m glad you could fit it in.

Sam: You gotta hear this one song, it’ll change your life I swear.

Sam: This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this. This one thing.

Andrew Largeman: There’s a handful of normal kid things I kinda missed.
Sam: There’s a handful of normal kid things I kinda wish I’d missed.