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Zach Braff's bid to fund a follow-up to Garden State, his critically acclaimed 2004 directing debut, closed with over $3 million from more than 46,000 supporters and fans on Kickstarter.

Since then, the former star of TV comedy Scrubs has recruited Kate Hudson, Jim Parsons and Mandy Patinkin, amongst others, to appear in the movie which he co-wrote with his brother, Adam. And, after almost 3 months since its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, Braff's Wish I Was Here has delivered a perfect new trailer.

Wish I Was Here is a comedic drama about a man struggling through life and fatherhood. The trailer gives us a preview of that, along with some fantastical visuals and a song by The Shins. Check this out and see what you think:

Today, the proof is very much in the pudding. And based on Garden State and this teaser trailer for Wish I Was Here, I have a lot of trust in Braff's ability to make another funny, quirky movie which will probably move me to tears before the credits roll.

From the synopsis:

Aiden Bloom (Zach Braff) is 35 and still reaching for that horizon: The struggling actor, father and husband who is struggling to find his identity continually fantasizes about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he always wanted to be when he was a kid. When his ailing father (Mandy Patinkin) can't look after his 5 and 12-year old children anymore, Aiden reluctantly agrees to homeschool them. What ensues is chaos and life lesson learned the unexpected way...

...So gear up for more indie music and life affirmation!

My magical realism senses are tingling. I think we're in for some fun. What say you guys? Will you be checking out Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here? Hit me up in the comment section below!

Don't forget - Wish I Was Here arrives in theaters July 18, 2014.


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