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Wish I Was Here (2014)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 July 2014 (USA)
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Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Dava Tudo Para Estar Cá  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,588,432 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Inspired by the success of Veronica Mars (2014)'s ability to raise funds by using the website Kickstarter, Zach Braff gave people the opportunity to invest in this movie using the website as well. He was looking to raise $2 million. Depending on the donation, people could get a video diary of the making of the movie, tickets to screenings, and for the highest level of $10,000, a credited part in the movie. The drive started on April 24, 2013 and lasted a month. Over $3 million was raised and 46,520 people contributed. See more »

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When the rabbi gives Aidan funeral information, the pamphlet includes information on cremation and open caskets. An Orthodox Jewish burial would never offer these services. See more »

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Tucker Bloom: [Asking for the password to Aidan's iPad] Dad!
Aidan Bloom: I have no fucking idea!
Tucker Bloom: Swear jar!
Aidan Bloom: Fuck the swear jar.
Sarah Bloom: Aidan!
Aidan Bloom: I'm sorry but fuck the swear jar.
Tucker Bloom: That word means sex. You're gonna have sex with the swear jar?
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Written by Ben Cooper
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Under Exclusive License to Nettwerk Productions, Limited
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Great Movie with an Amazing Cast
27 May 2014 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I for for one really enjoyed this movie. I saw it at a screening in Toronto. If you were a fan of Garden State you will love this movie.

The cast was superb! Especially Joey King (Grace) and Mandy Patinkin (Gabe). They literally stole the movie. There was not a single bad actor in the movie. Small cameos by James Avery and Donald Faison added great comic relief. After the movie we had a Q&A with Zach Braff and he informed us that this was James Avery's last role on film and left us all with hilarious little improv line. It was very funny.

I highly recommend this movie for anyone who is a Zach Braff fan and wants to go out for a movie that is an emotional roller coaster with great visuals, solid acting and of course the great comedy of Zach Braff.

The movie had great comedy and very real story line.

A+++++


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