Wish I Was Here (dir. Zach Braff, 2014)
In 2010, I saw a screening of Garden State followed by a Q&A from writer/director Zach Braff. The most popular questions pertained to where he has been, why he hasn’t written anything else, and what are his plans for the future. He had explained then that due to pressure from studios for him to make another “Garden State-esque” movie, he has not been able to create something new and unique and therefore did not want to do it.
Thank god for Kickstarter! I’m not entirely sure why he waited so long, as his first endeavor in 10 years (yes Garden State is now 10 years old) is very reminiscent of what he supposedly did not want to do. BUT, I can say that “Wish I Was Here” does look like a new tale of the struggling actor who is trying to get his life right and it looks good.
Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, and Mandy Patinkin, I will be excited to experience another Andrew Largeman„, even if it is not the SAME character.
"Wish I Was Here" is set to release July 25, 2014.