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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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Zach Braff
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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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'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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Trivia

Joey King and Zach Braff were both in Oz: The Great and Powerful See more »

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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

Aidan Bloom: How are you feeling?
Gabe: I'm not afraid. Isn't that funny? I thought I'd be afraid.
Aidan Bloom: I think that's the bravest thing I've ever heard.
Gabe: Really?
Aidan Bloom: Yeah. I really do.
Gabe: You promise?
Aidan Bloom: I promise you.
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References Game of Thrones (2011) See more »

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Sweet Baby James
Written by James Taylor
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Nicely done
8 April 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

While this is a Zach Braff movie, it's Josh Gad who has a lot of scene-stealer scenes. Not sure if you could (or should) compare him to early Jack Black, but if you do that analogy/comparison on the degree of how funny they are, I guess you can. Although Gad seems a bit more low key of course (and not only in this, but other movies he did).

Zach is doing his usual thing, which isn't bad, but might feel a bit like the same to viewers. And still the movie is able to get you towards the end, if you have a soft spot for drama. Like I said, I credit Gad mostly for that, but the kid actors are not bad either. This drama is not as good as some others I watched in 2014, but it's more than decent enough


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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