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Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here
  • 2014
  • US
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Zach Braff
  • Cast: Zach Braff, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon
  • UK release: 19 September 2014

Aidan (Braff), an unemployed actor, shuffles around Santa Monica between dying father Gabe (Patinkin), shiftless brother Noah (Gad) and frustrated wife Sarah (Hudson). Writer/director Braff's follow-up to Garden State lacks that film's self-aware humility, and despite a realistic milieu of school fees and expensive healthcare it plays out as self-pitying Hollywood schmaltz.

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Wish I Was Here

15 Sep 20142 stars

Zach Braff's disappointing, Kickstarter-funded second film features Kate Hudson

Like the struggling protagonist of Wish I Was Here, unemployed actor and father Aidan Bloom, writer-director Zach Braff’s follow-up to Garden State has considerable baggage. The easy charm and comedic melancholy of Braff’s 2004 debut created a cult…

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