Wish I Was Here | Full Movie
Wish I Was Here
- 1h 46m
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From Zach Braff, the creator of Garden State, comes this touching and funny story about being a parent, spouse and child – all at once. Aidan Bloom (Braff), a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father (Mandy Patinkin) reveals he’s battling a serious illness. As the announcement disrupts Aidan’s day-to-day existence, his decision to homeschool his children will lead him on an unexpected journey of discovery about fulfillment and family. Co-starring Academy Award® nominee Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Donald Faison, critics call Wish I Was Here, “Excellent! Wonderful!” (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood)
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: There's no denying Wish I Was Here is heartfelt, but it covers narrative ground that's already been well trod -- particularly by director Zach Braff's previous features.
The fruits of writer-director Zach Braff's Kickstarter are here for the general public, and they'r...
June 25, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
G. Allen Johnson
Wish I Was Here is a funny, touching movie that features one of Kate Hudson's best performances an...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Messy but moving dramedy has mature themes.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wish I Was Here is an affecting (if uneven) dramedy about adults finally acting like adults when faced with illness and adversity. There are plenty of humorous bits, but the themes are heavy: mortality, dysfunctional parent-child relationships, forgiveness -- which makes it too intense for tweens and younger teens. The parents here are definitely far from perfect. They swear in front of their kids (including "f--k"), and they don't always know what to do. One man smokes weed in his child's school parking lot. There's also some kissing/implied sex, but no nudity. Expect lots of brands on display, particularly Apple products.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:July 18, 2014
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD