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Wish I Was Here (2014)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 July 2014 (USA)
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A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroad, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career.

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'Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find. Written by Anonymous

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Life is an occasion. Rise to it.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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25 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Dava Tudo Para Estar Cá  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$484,401 (USA) (18 July 2014)

Gross:

$3,588,432 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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The poem recited at the fireplace in the desert is "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" - "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes, The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes" See more »

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When Aidan goes to the school to ask for "tzedakah" (charity) the word is written on his palm, but when he gets up after the meeting, the word is no longer there. See more »

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Sarah Bloom: I'm glad to see you've kept your sense of humor.
Gabe: What else am I going to do? Eventually things get tragic enough and then they circle around to comedy.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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13 July 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I was a backer of this movie on Kickstarter that got a online viewing. Zach Braff has created a beautiful movie, something realistic that many can relate to. I have no idea why people would give this such a low rating, even if it's not your cup of tea you can not deny the movie of what it deserves, it is a great film.

I laughed and I cried. Wish I Was Here touched me on such a emotional level mainly because I had to watch my Father die of cancer like so many people in this world have had to. And I could relate to the character Noah (Josh Gad) that played Zachs brother in the film.

The performances were great, especially by Mandy Patinkin who just BLEW me away. His acting class. The depth of each of the characters in this movie was amazing, and this is the reason why so many people should be able to relate to at least one of the characters.

I'm not much of a writer, nor am I a reviewer, in fact this is my first ever on IMDb, but I felt compelled to write about it to help give this movie the respect it deserves. So glad I invested in this movie and helped make it happen. If you are looking for something that will tug at your heart but also make you laugh, then go and see it if you get a chance, you won't regret it. Will be watching it again as soon as I can.


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