Garden State is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Zach Braff and starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm and Braff himself. The film centers on Andrew Largeman (Braff), a 26-year-old actor/waiter who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. Braff based the film on his real life experiences. It was filmed in April and May 2003 and released on July 28, 2004. New Jersey was the main setting and primary shooting location. Garden State received positive reviews upon its release and has garnered a cult following. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. The film also spawned a soundtrack for which Braff, who picked the music himself, won a Grammy Award. Wikipedia
Garden State is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Directorial debut films, 2000s romantic comedy films, Miramax films, Films about dysfunctional families, Films shot in New Jersey, Films set in New Jersey, Films distributed by Buena Vista International and 2004 films.
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Sam: This is Tickle. Andrew Largeman: What is Tickle? Sam: Tickle's my favorite thing in the whole world. It's all that's left of Nanny, my blanket. Andrew Largeman: Tickle is all that remains. Was there a hurricane or something? Sam: Shut up! No, I mean, I've had this since I was a baby. It's what they brought me home in from the hospital.