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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Aidan Bloom
... Tucker Bloom
... Sarah Bloom
... Grace Bloom
... Rabbi Rosenberg
... Audition Actor #1
... Audition Actor #2
... Audition Actor #3
... Paul
... Terry
... Gabe
... Noah Bloom
... Rabbi Twersky
... Janine
... Jerry


'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.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bárcsak itt lennék  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The poem recited at the fireplace in the desert is "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" - "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes, The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes" See more »


When Janine is talking to Gabe in the hospital, her arms change change positions multiple times between shots. See more »


Aidan Bloom: Oh! There's so much bad news all at once. What do we do?
Gabe: What do you mean, "What do we do?" We move forward. It's the only direction God gave us.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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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Really amateurish movie
12 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I'm one of the naive supporters of this Kickstarter project. I don't know why I felt there was hope that this movie could be any good. Zach wasn't kidding that this was a personal movie. I wish I could make a movie about me struggling with everyday problems, me enjoying myself with the kids, with total disregard for the paying audience. Could be that it's really about your life Zach, we sympathize with that. But other than trying to be original by not caring about creating a good story, the movie was completely 'meh' - I just watched the kickstarter promo video again and that was way more interesting. I feel cheated - it was a movie for you more than a movie for the rest of us. Hope you enjoyed it!

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