Synopsis – Aidan Bloom is a 35-year-old man who finds himself at major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his career, and his family.
My Take – I am a huge Zach Braff fan, I have seen all 10 seasons of Scrubs all over thrice!! I haven’t seen his earlier film Garden State (I’m so gonna watch that now). While watching, I couldn’t help but realize how this film carried the humor & emotional depth of the TV sitcom.
Here, Zach Braff has created a beautiful movie, something realistic that many can relate to (I definitely did). I have no idea why people would give this such a low rating, even if it’s not your cup of tea you can not deny the movie of what it deserves, it is a great film. The performances were great, especially by Mandy Patinkin who just BLEW me away (He made me cry like a baby), Kate Hudson, Joey King & Josh Gad also do well. We have some wonderful cameos by Jim Parsons, James Avery, Michael Weston, Leslie David Baker, Ashley Greene & his Scrubs buddy Donald Faison.
Wish I was Here is a movie that may not be for everyone due to its deep and what could be deemed as somber subject matter but for anyone who loves a movie of soul searching and self realization then this is up there with the best. I highly recommend this movie for anyone who is a Zach Braff fan and wants to go out for a movie that is an emotional roller coaster with great visuals, solid acting and of course the great comedy of Zach Braff.
Director – Zach Braff
Rating – R
Run Time – 106 minutes