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18 Indie Facts About Garden State

Garden State | Image: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Zach Braff's film Garden State, which he wrote, directed and assembled the popular soundtrack for, met with much success when it was released in 2004. Garden State was nominated for the Grand Jury prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and made $35.8 million at the box office (which was over fourteen times what it cost to make). 

The Mental Floss article linked below lists eighteen facts about the indie hit, one of which is a pretty striking coincidence regarding the location scouting. The scouts were looking at homes in New Jersey to find a good match for Zach Braff's childhood home, as the movie was partially based upon his life. The first piece of real estate they proposed to Braff? His own father's house. A little too close for comfort. 

Read more facts about Garden State here. 


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