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'Garden State,' a Wry Look at Life in the 20s

Zach Braff, of Scrubs fame, wrote directed and stars (with Natalie Portman) in Garden State, a film about 20-somethings in 2004. NPR's Michele Norris talks with Braff, who wrote, directed and stars in the film. And NPR's Bob Mondello offers a review.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.