"Garden State" is the story of a young man feeling responsible for his mother's death who returns home to New Jersey (hence the title) for a weekend visit. Numbed by drugs his father prescribed since a young age, Andrew Largeman slowly regains his sense of feelings as he meets up with a cast of quirky and very belivable characters, one of which with he shares a powerful romance. The story will make you think, the direction is beautiful and interesting, and the emotion may just as long make you cry and laugh along.
It's a great first movie for writer/director Zach Braff, who also stars as Largeman. As for kids, this is NOT a family film. Most of the jokes, allusions (both literal and metaphorical), sexual content, drug use and ideas captured are far too over kid's heads. I highly reccomend this movie to mature young teens, older teens and adults for a good dose of one of those rare "gem of a movies". You won't regret it.