Wish I Was Here

Lists: Drama, Comedy, Focus Features

Brief Synopsis: ""Wish I Was Here" is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He and his wife are barely getting by financially and Aidan passes his time by fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he'd always dreamed he'd be as a little kid. When his ailing father can no longer afford to pay for private school for his two kids (ages 5 and 12) and the only available public school is on its last legs, Aidan reluctantly agrees to attempt to home-school them. The result is some funny chaos, until Aidan decides to scrap the traditional academic curriculum and come up with his own. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find."

Overall Ranking: 2333 (Rank from 2014: # 165)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 62.5%
Stale 12.5%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes72(full review)
Mac the Movie Guy64(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)
Citizen Charlie52(full review)
Dan O'Neill50(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43 - Wish I Was Here has a lot of heart, but it's lacking so much more.
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Minnesota Man30(full review)

People Involved

  • Zach Braff (Aidan Bloom)
  • Donald Faison ()
  • Joey King (Grace)
  • Kate Hudson (Sarah Bloom)
  • Mandy Patinkin (Saul Bloom)
  • Ashley Greene (Janine)
  • Jim Parsons ()
  • Zach Braff (Director)