Zach Braff has written, directed and stars in this movie about Andrew Largeman, a man who returns to his home town after many years to attend the funeral of his mother. He almost has no contact with his father anymore, so their relationship is almost nonexistent. While he’s back he meets some of his friends he knew when he was a kid. They all think that he has become a successful actor in Hollywood, but reality is a bit different.
Since he was young his father prescribed him medicines and because of this he feels he hasn’t really lived as he experienced it all in a state where he was numb to it all.
He decides to stop taking them and meet up with another doctor to discuss the effect this might have. While he’s waiting for his appointment he meets Sam (Natalie Portman) who says she is waiting for a friend. It doesn’t take long for Andrew to find out she’s also there because of psychological issues (she’s a big liar). He gives here a ride home and the two start seeing more and more of each other. Continue reading