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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 crossroads, 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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Bárcsak itt lennék  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$484,401 (USA) (20 July 2014)

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$3,588,432 (USA) (7 September 2014)
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Mandy Patinkin worked in the movie for 4 days. See more »

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While Grace and Sarah are talking in Grace's room, part of Grace's hair alternates between being in front of her shoulder and being behind her shoulder with each shot. See more »

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Rabbi Rosenberg: God can be whatever you want him to be. You're getting tangled in semantics. Try not to get caught up in the God who wants you to be kosher, or the guy that wants you to study the Torah. Start with God as the infinite universe, and imagine that force may be trying desperately to guide you through the most challenging part of your life. Even if it has to appear to you in the form of a
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Rabbi Rosenberg: spaceman, to get you to listen.
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References Today (1952) See more »

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Fallin'
Written and performed by Cary Brothers
Courtesy of Procrastination Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
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A surprisingly deep and poignant movie with a lot of heart.
18 October 2014 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to the critics. Zach Braff's new movie is actually very good with a lot of heart and emotion to it. In some ways, it surpasses Braff's other movie Garden State. You can tell this is a movie that he wanted to make for a long time. Whilst Garden state was a more autobiographical movie, this is more of Braff making you go on an experience . It somewhat reminds me of Lost in translation. There's not really a plot of kinds but is like going on some sort of experience. It's really about the relationship between the character of Aidan Bloom (Braff) and his family and not much else. Also, like Lost in Translation it has many comic moments due to the comedic talent of its two main stars. Throw in some entertaining cameos from Braff's Scrubs co star Donald Faison and Jim Parsons and you have a well rounded movie. If there's one "indie" film you have to see this year, go see Wish I was here. By the end of it, you'll be glad you were there.


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