Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff directs, co-scripts and leads this Kickstarter-funded comedy drama about fatherhood, following up his 2004 feature filmmaking debut Garden State. Caught at a crossroads, a struggling mid-30s actor looks to realign his career, clean up his life and focus on his family. Co-stars Kate Hudson, Josh Gad (Jobs) and Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory).

2014Rating: M, Coarse language and sex scenes106 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Zach Braff tries - and fails - for a thirtysomething 'Garden State' redux...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There’s an unevenness to the script but there are genuinely touching moments amid the slush.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Some will find the director’s toothless brand of epiphany comforting (and download his mixtape), but the vast majority will find it tired.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You are aware of how carefully its elements - from fantasy sci-fi sequences to deathbed confessions - are measured out in teaspoons.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

As phony as they come.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A funny and emotionally satisfying tale of thirtysomethings trying to come to terms with life itself ... Feels like a Garden State for grown-ups.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Braff's wholehearted embrace of weepie clichés clashes with the movie's more side-eyed and profane observations.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Braff is reaching for answers to really big questions, but they are, just slightly, beyond his grasp.

3.0
0

I was wanting to see this because of the 'Garden State' film that this director/actor made and I enjoyed so much I saw it twice. But this film was not funny in the way as to make you laugh it made me roll my eyes and get bored. It was too much self indulgence and I liked to see Saul Berenson in a film but even he was not funny or good in this film. And I...

2.0
0

I admit it sounds a little bit naff on paper but it is a film, not a book, so I suggest you go and see for yourself the way Zach Braff delivers a movie that is both entertaining and thoughtful. I thoroughly enjoyed Wish I Was Here. It has laughter and tenderness, it has realism and fantasy, it even has some touches of existentialism and definitely has a...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Zach Braff tries - and fails - for a thirtysomething 'Garden State' redux...

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

There’s an unevenness to the script but there are genuinely touching moments amid the slush.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Some will find the director’s toothless brand of epiphany comforting (and download his mixtape), but the vast majority will find it tired.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You are aware of how carefully its elements - from fantasy sci-fi sequences to deathbed confessions - are measured out in teaspoons.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

As phony as they come.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A funny and emotionally satisfying tale of thirtysomethings trying to come to terms with life itself ... Feels like a Garden State for grown-ups.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Braff's wholehearted embrace of weepie clichés clashes with the movie's more side-eyed and profane observations.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Braff is reaching for answers to really big questions, but they are, just slightly, beyond his grasp.

3.0
0

I was wanting to see this because of the 'Garden State' film that this director/actor made and I enjoyed so much I saw it twice. But this film was not funny in the way as to make you laugh it made me roll my eyes and get bored. It was too much self indulgence and I liked to see Saul Berenson in a film but even he was not funny or good in this film. And I...

2.0
0

I admit it sounds a little bit naff on paper but it is a film, not a book, so I suggest you go and see for yourself the way Zach Braff delivers a movie that is both entertaining and thoughtful. I thoroughly enjoyed Wish I Was Here. It has laughter and tenderness, it has realism and fantasy, it even has some touches of existentialism and definitely has...

4.0
0