BONUS: 2004: Garden State (Patron's Choice)

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Made on a shoestring budget, the debut feature from director/writer/actor Zach Braff connected with audiences in a profound way in 2004. But do its concerns ring as loudly almost two decades later?

In this bonus episode, Mike and Brian take a fresh look at "Garden State," costarring Natalie Portman, whose character is often cited as a founding example of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype. They dive into the film's best moments, talk youthful longing, trivia and the place of Braff's movie among the best of '04.

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