Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff

Trailer Time: Wish I Was Here (2014)

I have a huge soft spot for Zach Braff. I loved Scrubs until the MASH-like decline at the end and his directorial debut, Garden State with Natalie Portman had a huge impact on me. It was one of those convergences of your life experience and where you are colliding with a work of art and before you know it, you’re listening to the soundtrack for ten years.

This, written, directed and starred in by Braff looks like it could be heart-breakingly fantastic. I will watch anything Mandy Patinkin is in so I’d go on that alone. It also has his Scrubs brother Donald Faison, Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, Kate Hudson and the late James Avery among others. I’m onboard. Wish I Was Here opens nationwide on July 25, 2014.

One thought on “Trailer Time: Wish I Was Here (2014)”

  1. I was never a huge Braff fan, but I will see this because of Patinkin, who is one of my three favorite living actors (the other two being Kyle Maclachlan and Jonathan Pryce). Patinkin’s presence MADE both Princess Bride and Chicago Hope, but I always felt like he deserved a better film and television career. His stage career makes up for it, though. I know you aren’t big on musicals, but if you’ve never seen the original production of Sunday in the Park with George, which was videotaped back in the 1980’s, you should. It’s a highly idiosyncratic musical about the post-impressionist painter George Seurat, and the score by Stephen Sondheim is modern and unusual.


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