Zach Braff and Natalie Portman are two of my favorite actors. I saw this 2004 film a few years ago.
It was part of the official selection of the Sundance Festival and Zach won New Break Out Director at the Hollywood Film Festival.
It is written, directed and stars Zach Braff- He also created the sound track which won a Grammy.
Zach plays a depressed waiter, Andrew, who returns to 'Garden State' aka New Jersey, after a phone call from his father telling him that his mother is dead. Andrew meets Sam at a doctors office, where she seeks treatment for her epileptic seizures. Add to that, Sam is a colorful pathological liar.
Zach Braff describes the film as a story about: love, for lack of a better term. He goes on to say that: it's a movie about awakening. It's a movie about taking action. It's a movie about how life is short, go for it now. My character says, 'I'm 26 years old, and I've spent my whole life waiting for something else to start. Now I realize that this is all there is, and I'm going to try to live my life like that'
The film underlines the theme that as soon as we are able to let go of all of our preconceived notions of what limits us, we become limitless.
I ordered this film to watch it again. It is definitely one of those works that can be seen through different eyes as time passes.
What films do you think are worth watching more than once?