As reported by People, Star Zach Braff He recently dealt with criticism of his movie garden condition. During a recent interview with The Independent, Braff reflected on the negative responses to his 2004 independent film. garden condition (Which he wrote and directed scrubs star) tells the story of Andrew, a struggling actor who returns to his native New Jersey after the death of his mother. While in New Jersey, Andrew meets Sam (played by Natalie Portman).
The Independent notes that the character of Sam has been dubbed the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, a title created by film critic Nathan Rabin in 2007. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a metaphorical character meaning “a description of female love interests with no discernible inner life but with a cause.” There is much need to make the grieving leading men feel good about themselves.”
Zach Braff said that Garden State was him “imitating Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude.”
In response, Braff told the outlet, “I was just copying Diane Keaton in Annie Hall and Ruth Gordon in Harold and Maude. Those were two of my favorite movies growing up, and I kind of took those two heroines and combined them into Natalie Portman. Of course I hear the criticism and respect it, but. …I was a very depressed guy who had this fantasy of a dream girl coming up and saving me from myself. And so I wrote that character.”
The star went on to say that he “knew I was fighting something. That’s what I write.” garden condition It was on the verge of. I wasn’t as extreme as Andy, but I was definitely fighting my own demons. As I wrote it, I hoped that I could survive what became known as the Quarter-Life Crisis, depression, and fantasize about the perfect woman coming and saving me.”
When asked if the personal aspects of garden condition Making the film’s criticism worse, Braff said, “I mean, I feel lucky that I’ve been able to make stuff up. I can’t really think about it. Anyone who got a bad grade on an essay from a teacher—just imagine it was out there in public, you know.” ?
He continued, “Nobody said being a creative human being was easy, but you have to be vulnerable and be your original self. Otherwise, what’s the point?” Braff then added, “Your skin gets a little firmer. When you’re young, you’re very vulnerable. But I’ve been doing this for 20 years now. You get used to it.”
Braff went on to talk about his latest movie, good guy, which was filmed in his hometown of South Orange. He ended the interview by saying, “I knew I was going to make movies and be an actor. I knew I wasn’t going to live in South Orange. I knew I was going to be the guy who got on the train.”