Zach Braff's Sophomore Directing Effort 'Wish I Was Here' First Trailer

April 9, 2014
Source: Focus Features

Wish I Was Here

Following a premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Wish I Was Here, the sophomore directorial effort of Garden State helmer and "Scrubs" star Zach Braff is coming this summer, and the first trailer has arrived. Much like the first trailer for Braff's aforementioned directorial debut, this one let's the music and cinematography shine, opting to leave out dialogue almost completely. It's kind of a bummer that a couple amusing cameos are included in this trailer, but they'll also convince fans of Braff's previous work to be even more excited. This writer wasn't a big fan of the film earlier this year, but it's worth seeing yourself. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here 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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looks like a visual marvel.

Alex Williams on Apr 9, 2014


seriously gorgeous trailer

Danimal on Apr 9, 2014


Beautiful trailer! Great shots, great song choice. Garden State is one of my favorite movies, it's an amazing little movie. I hope this lives up to my expectations. (Also, feels good to be a kickstarted backer for this and finally seeing something "real" from the project)

Ricardo_PT on Apr 9, 2014


I saw Chocolate Bear!

Xerxexx on Apr 9, 2014


Also this looks great!

Xerxexx on Apr 9, 2014


Seems like my 30 dollars has been spent OK.

Nielsen700 on Apr 9, 2014


Interesting trailer at least.

DAVIDPD on Apr 9, 2014


I saw Braff on Inside Amy Schumer last night. Up until then I was beginning to think that he was dead.

Captain Omniscient on Apr 9, 2014


I was a Kickstarter contributor. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Quanah on Apr 9, 2014


I prefer nice young Jewish actors like Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, etc.

Dee on Apr 10, 2014


as much as i didn't care for garden state, even though it wasnt for me, did not care to see another zack braff film, however this looks okay, again, i can't relate to Hebrew school, moms opted out , i went to public.. so again, he alienates a huge group of people, and homeschooling is for weirdo parents afraid of there child being exposed to society, again, i had friends that were home schooled and there were all fucking weird. Other than the un-relatable characters and plot this will be great!

shane willett on Apr 10, 2014


Nice to see a Kickstarter-funded film that looks like an actual film.

ds NYC on Apr 12, 2014


Stopped watching the trailer as I was already sold halfway. 🙂

Carpola on Apr 13, 2014

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