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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Zach Braff
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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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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 »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

When they are roasting marshmallows, Grace is speaking and takes the marshmallow off one of her spokes. In the next shot, she has two marshmallows again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aidan Bloom: [narrating] When I was a kid, my brother and I used to pretend we were heroes with swords. We were the only ones who could save the day. But perhaps we set the bar a little bit high. Maybe we're just regular people. The ones who get saved.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 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 Coming of Late Age Story
30 May 2014 | by stefanovich-dSee all my reviews

Viewed at Kickstarter pre-screening in Toronto:

Although sometimes dragged down by the sheer weight of it all, Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here" is a massively heartwarming, enjoyable, and refreshing tale of love and loss which is sure to tug at your heart at one point or another.

Even though it's been criticized for being "indie" or "hipster," the film features less of those "genres" clichés as Braff's previous film, "Garden State," or even some other films such as "(500) Days of Summer" and "Away We Go" - it feels much more "mainstream." It relies a bit more heavily on comedy than it does drama which makes it an easier film to just throw in and enjoy, but when the tense parts do come, they'll be sure to move you.

Including all of Braff's usual suspects such as Jim Parsons, Michael Weston, and Donald Faison, the film boasts incredible performances by both youngster Joey King and veteran Mandy Patinkin.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$3,591,299

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,670,776
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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