Zach Braff back at Sundance with tragicomedy Wish I Was Here
PARK CITY, Utah (REUTERS) - After exploring the quarter-life crises of young adults in the critical and commercial hit Garden State a decade ago, actor-director Zach Braff turned his eye to examine the existential dilemmas faced by parents in his new film Wish I Was Here.
Braff plays 35-year-old Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor and married father of two, who decides to home school his children after the family can no longer afford the tuition for the private Jewish school the kids attend.
As Aidan battles with his own spiritual beliefs while he attempts to teach his "indoctrinated little matzo balls", he must find the motivation to move into a new chapter in his life and finally take responsibility for being a father who provides for his family.
Wish I Was Here marks Braff's return to the prestigious Sundance Film Festival exactly 10 years after he made his directorial debut with Garden State, a film that garnered the actor-director critical praise and became a cult hit.