Our Movie Reviews Garden State
Release Year: 2004
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: November 12, 2005 (by Scott)
(DVD version)

Scott's Review:
4 out of 5 stars on November 12, 2005

This is a movie of homecoming. The main character, Zach, goes back home to for the funeral for his mother, and discovers all of the secrets he's tried to bury in his life.

Along the way, he deals with depression of nearly everyone in his family, including himself, falls in love, and deals with countless old friends. I'm really making it sound much less interesting than it is. Nearly all of the actors give us a stellar performance, making each character seem alive. The overall plot is interesting, but it's really just an excuse to explore these character's lives and any movie that can grow a few people's lives in less than two hours and somehow make the audience feel enriched is an excellent adventure.

-- Scott and Michelle