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R| 1 hr. 47 min.

Plot Summary
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, lives in Los Angeles with his wife (Kate Hudson) and two children, Grace and Tucker. Up until now, Aidan's father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), has been paying for the children's schooling, but he is now gravely ill. Thus, Aidan attempts to home-school his offspring. As his chaotic curriculum leads to some surprising self-discoveries for his family, Aidan must reassess his career, his relationships and his faith.

Cast: Zach Braff , Kate Hudson , Mandy Patinkin , Josh Gad , Joey King , Pierce Gagnon , Donald Faison , Ashley Greene

Director: Zach Braff

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Focus Features

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Release Date: July 19th, 2014|1 hr. 47 min.

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fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Here has a great soundtrack and some fine performances, particularly from King, who is a wonder. And credit Braff with some great imagery, deep thinking and moments of eloquent dialogue, however schmaltzy. show more

  • One problem with “Wish” is that Braff tries to cram so much into it, no scene ever exists for its own sake, to establish rhythm or help us know these characters outside of the ongoing family crises. show more

  • A more mature work from actor-director-producer Zach Braff that feels like a Garden State for grown-ups. show more

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  • July 25, 2014 dukedewf
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    I guess many stories begin from one's own life experience. This would seem operative here as Braff takes a semi-spiritual/semi-Jewish exploration of life, liberty, and the pursuit. The movie wanders all over the place, but even in the cloud of the storyline the actors do an amazingly strong execution of their parts. Glad they understood it. I didn't.

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This Exclusive 'Wish I Was Here' Preview Is Full of Swearing (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Jul 23rd, 2014 12:00PM

What do you do when the swear jar is full and you dropped an F-bomb? In this exclusive clip from "Wish I Was Here," Zach Braff's father of two just shrugs it off. Hey, is swearing really that bad? ...

'Wish I Was Here' Star Ashley Greene Wants You to Check Out These 5 TV Shows & Movies

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"Wish I Was Here" star Ashley Greene's career spans numerous TV shows and plenty of movies (including all five "Twilight" installments). Of course, being a professional actress doesn't preclude her fr...

Brace Yourself for the 'Wish I Was Here' Trailer (VIDEO)

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Jenni Miller on Apr 9th, 2014 4:30PM

Zach Braff's follow-up to "Garden State" has had a bit of a rough go. Braff had a Kickstarter to partially fund "Wish I Was Here," which drew a lot of criticism in the media because, well, when you...

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