Garden State (2004) IMDb

Categorization

Coming-of-age, romance.

Subject

A man goes back to his hometown to bury his mother. He doesn’t shed a tear, because he’s chemically sedated, and has been so almost as far back as he can remember. He doesn’t bring his drugs with him. They start leaving his system, and the massive emotional baggage of his past starts feeling important. His old friends are similarly tragic, and he meets a charming liar.

Commentary

Credibility problems and very peculiar symbolism.

fiction moving picture