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Wish I Was Here (2014)

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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
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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

In the movie, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin) says that his late wife's name was Barbra. In the movie "Yentl", Mandy Patinkin is the love interest of Barbra Streisand. 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: Well the wisdom that came up for me was that, the things left unsaid, stay with us forever. I wish nothing more than if I could tell my sister how much I loved her and that I always idolized her, but we never said those things. We just weren't like that. Then suddenly one day she's gone. And I have all these things to say, but no one to say them to.
Gabe: Both my boys know how I feel.
Sarah Bloom: Are you sure...
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Connections

References Maury (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

So Now What
Written by James Mercer
Performed by The Shins
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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You will wish you were there!
1 January 2015 | by sadik-khan0312See all my reviews

What is that Zach Braff can't do? Nothing. He can write, direct and act perfectly. Wish I was here is a perfect story that proves this. The movie starts with the childhood dream of two brothers which was to be great and how it is realised by them in the end. The actual problems of family, dreams , expectations are all beautifully depicted. It has its moments, great moments. Not meeting the hopes of a father, a not so ambitious brother, religious children, the wife who works to support the family and the guy who still pursues his dream to be an actor.

Satisfaction, creativity, hope and living your dreams are the words which you will get familiar with in the end.

The music is alive and amazing. The movie has a voice and it is the most important part of telling a story.


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