Wish I Was Here Movie

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Wish I Was Here


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2014 | R | Comedy Drama

The story of Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who at 35, is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially...

U.S. Release Date

Wish I Was Here release date was Friday, July 18, 2014. This was a New York / Los Angeles release.
Friday, July 25, 2014. This was a Expansion release.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Directed by

Zach Braff

Screenwriter

Zach Braff
Adam Braff

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Rating MPAA

R for language and some sexual content

Storyline

The story of Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, father and husband who at 35, is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little kid.

When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn’t find.
modified plot formulation from kickstarter.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Zach Braff also wrote, directed and starred in the 2004 instant classic, Garden State.
  • As Zach Braff stated, "I am often asked by my fans or by the press when I am promoting films in which I've acted, ‘Why haven't you directed another film since Garden State?' The truth is, it's very hard to get small, personal films made without sacrificing some aspect of your artistic integrity (final-cut, casting, minuscule budgets). Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter could be a game-changer for independent films. Already 10% of the films at the most recent Sundance Film Festival had some Kickstarter money and that's growing exponentially. Social media has begun to give content creators a chance to appeal directly to their fan base and say, ‘I wanna make something for you, but I'm gonna need your help.' The supporters of mine across the globe who back this film project will not only get to see something that wouldn't have been made otherwise, but they'll get to do so knowing they made it happen."

Shooting Locations

  • June 2013: Los Angeles, California, United States

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