Zach Braff's Second 'Wish I Was Here' Trailer Strives for Greatness

May 19, 2014
Source: Focus Features

Wish I Was Here

"You can pick any one you want, just as long as it's unique and amazing like you." Following the first trailer boosted by The Shins, not unlike one of the trailers for Garden State, a second trailer for Zach Braff's Kickstarted, sophomore directing effort Wish I Was Here has arrived. Even though I was disappointed after my viewing at Sundance, this new trailer definitely makes me want to revisit the film to see if maybe I'll warm up to it. But at the same time, seeing clips in the context of the trailer, and knowing how they fit into the story, I'm skeptical that the film can win me over with a second viewing. Watch below!

Here's the second trailer for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, straight from Focus Features:

Wish I Was Here is directed by Zach Braff from a script he co-wrote with his brother Adam Braff. The "Scrubs" star and Garden State director also leads the film as thirtysomething family man wrestling with his disapproving father, an elusive God, and adult responsibility. Pursuing acting has landed him and his wife (Kate Hudson) in a tough spot, so when his grumpy father (Mandy Patinkin) can no longer pay for the kids to attend Jewish Yeshiva, Aidan opts for homeschooling, much to the chagrin of his hyperdisciplined, religious daughter (Joey King) and the delight of his less-than-studious son (Pierce Gagnon), The film premiered at the Sundance 2014, hits theaters in NY and LA on July 18th, and expands on August 1st.

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Visuals ... great. Zach Braff's dialogue and line delivery ... film killer.

97point6 on May 19, 2014


I think this is more "Scrubs" Zach than Garden State Zach. I love both, so I'm looking forward to seeing this 🙂

Ricardo_PT on May 19, 2014


LOVED SCRUBS, this looks great as well, perfect balance of giggles and meloncolony. will watch.

arthurcucumber on May 19, 2014


Is there a big depressing twist/reveal somewhere in this movie?

TheOct8pus on May 19, 2014


Ethan, how was Garden State compared to this? Did you enjoy Garden State?

Adam Lubicz on May 19, 2014


I think I'll pass on this one.

DAVIDPD on May 19, 2014


Nearly teared up watching this, dunno what's wrong with me. Defo watching this.

Carpola on May 19, 2014


You breath air and have higher brain function. You know, a living human being. Also you probably aren't an asshole. Oh, and one last thing: your hair smells nice (I threw that last part in).

Quanah on May 19, 2014


Cheers Quanah, I think it's super easy to be down on stuff, over the years on here I've done it myself, but like what you've written above about being able to relate to much of what is featured in the trailer, I'm the same. As a film I think it looks pretty powerful.

Carpola on May 20, 2014


I'll watch this. I contributed to the Kickstarter campaign, plus I love Garden state--watch it at least once a year. I've read all the reports saying this was pretty okay, but not incredible. I guess that depends on the viewer. I was a 30-something once with young kids and still trying to find myself in the mix of raising a family, loving my wife, and thinking I still didn't have an identity. Yeah, this is my kind of movie, for now.

Quanah on May 19, 2014


Ethan, I tend to think my taste runs similarly to yours, but I'm hoping we differ on this one. I think this really looks good. Crossing my fingers the movie follows through on the promises in the trailer.

Scotty97 on May 29, 2014

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