Directed by: Zach Braff
Written by: Zach Braff
Starring: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm
Primary Genres: Drama; Comedy
2004 Cosmique Movie Awards
A young man coasting through life in a self-medicated emotional coma returns to his New Jersey home for his mother's funeral and learns how to live again.
The independent film proved to be so popular with Cosmo voters that its nine nominations - heavily weighted to major categories - propelled writer/director/star Zach Braff into an unexpected Best Director Cosmo nomination.
Best Dramatic Film of 2004 (tied)
Zach Braff, best known for TV's "Scrubs" and his supporting performance in "The Broken Hearts Club," makes an impressive directorial debut with this film that he also wrote and stars in. And it has become one of my favorite films of the year.
While the other movie awards are focusing on Natalie Portman's performance in "Closer" and Peter Sarsgaard's in "Kinsey," the Cosmos have a chance to give them the recognition they deserve for "Garden State." And I predict now that the film will be a heavy-weight contender in the new "Best Soundtrack" category.
Some have criticized "Garden State" for catering only to Generation Y (whatever that is). I'm much older than that target demographic, yet I still loved it.
My Rating: 9
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