Wish I Was Here (2014)

Opened: 07/18/2014 Limited

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Genre: Comedy/Drama

Rated: R for language and some sexual content.

Life is an occasion. Rise to it.


WISH I WAS HERE is the first movie directed by Zach Braff since his indie breakout hit Garden State. The original screenplay is by the director and his brother Adam. The new movie tells a funny, touching, universal story of what it means to be at a major crossroads as a parent, spouse, and child -- all at once.

Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) and his wife Sarah (Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson) live in Los Angeles with their two children, Grace (Joey King of Fargo) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon of Looper). Sarah supports the family with her public service job, while struggling actor Aidan auditions and escapes into fantasies about being the futuristic space knight of his childhood dreams.

Gabe (Mandy Patinkin of Homeland), the widowed father to Aidan and bachelor Noah (Josh Gad of Frozen), has been paying for his grandchildren's schooling but now no longer can. While Gabe musters considerable strength to battle his serious illness, Aidan eschews cultural traditions and embarks on a chaotic attempt to home-school Grace and Tucker. Away from his brother's household, Noah tries to assert his creativity by crafting a distinctive costume to wow a comic-book convention and woo cosplay enthusiast Janine (Ashley Greene of Twilight).

Aidan's curriculum for Grace and Tucker leads to some surprising self-discoveries for everyone. Further reassessing his career, his family, and his faith, Aidan realizes that he and those closest to him can find fulfillment by exploring new chapters in their lives.

A Focus Features presentation in association with Worldview Entertainment of a Double Feature Films/Second Stix Films production. Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Josh Gad, Pierce Gagnon, Ashley Greene, Kate Hudson, Joey King, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Weston. Casting by Avy Kaufman, CSA. Visual Effects Supervisor, Trevor Tuttle. Music Supervisors, Mary Ramos, Holly Adams. Music by Rob Simonsen. Costume Designer, Betsy Heimann. Edited by Myron Kerstein. Production Designer, Tony Fanning. Director of Photography, Lawrence Sher, ASC. Co-Producers, Coco Francini, Ameet Shukla, Amanda Bowers, Adriana Randall. Executive Producers, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah E. Johnson, Hoyt David Morgan. Produced by Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, Zach Braff, Adam Braff. Written by Adam Braff & Zach Braff. Directed by Zach Braff. A Focus Features Release.