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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.

Director:

Zach Braff
6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Braff ... Aidan Bloom
Pierce Gagnon ... Tucker Bloom
Kate Hudson ... Sarah Bloom
Joey King ... Grace Bloom
Alexander Chaplin ... Rabbi Rosenberg
Leslie David Baker ... Audition Actor #1
James Avery ... Audition Actor #2
Ato Essandoh ... Audition Actor #3
Jim Parsons ... Paul
Mark Thudium ... Terry
Mandy Patinkin ... Gabe
Josh Gad ... Noah Bloom
Allan Rich ... Rabbi Twersky
Ashley Greene ... Janine
Michael Weston ... Jerry
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Storyline

'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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Taglines:

Life is an occasion. Rise to it.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bárcsak itt lennék See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$484,401, 20 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,588,432, 7 September 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,483,299, 12 October 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ato Essandoh and Nichole Galicia appeared in Django Unchained (2012). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Features Reading Rainbow (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Wish I Was Here
Written by Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin
Strings by Davide Rossi
Performed by Cat Power and Coldplay
Courtesy of Matador Records
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Something Beautiful
13 July 2014 | by KuuzzzSee 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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