On the 4th episode of Missing Pieces, The Lady-Wan from the Screen Fix Podcast joins me to talk about 2004’s Garden State. Zach Braff swings for the fences with a story he wrote, directed, produced and starred in (not to mention putting together an all-timer soundtrack), and it definitely paid off at the time… But the film and star’s reputation has taken a hit in recent years. We discuss whether it still works. Puzzle pieces include The Graduate, American Beauty, Dazed & Confused and Annie Hall.
As always, SPOILER ALERT for Garden State and the movies we discuss!
Writer / Director – Zach Braff
Starring Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm
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MISSING PIECES is a side series of Piecing It Together where we look at a movie from the last 3-30 years so that we can cover some films that came out before the creation of our podcast. Unlike a regular episode, my guest gets to pick a movie, and we also look forward to any movies that came after that it may have itself inspired as well. We started this side series during the theater shut down of 2020 and will continue it as long as there is a lack of new theatrical releases to cover.
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The song at the end of the episode is “To Cherish The Time” from my new album Beater (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
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