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Release Date: July 19th, 2014

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2014

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

Production Co: Double Feature Films, Second Stix Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Sprawling between plot lines and shifting between tones for longer than it ought to, but laden with enough pockets of truth to make you wish it had been better, more restrained, more disciplined, more trusting in its own emotional sensitivity to spare us all manner of dorky detours. show more

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

  • The death- and religion-obsessed Wish I Was Here is such a manifestly personal project that it's a shame it isn't even more idiosyncratic. show more

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