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Wish I Was Here Movie Quotes

Updated November 6, 2017 80 votes 35 voters 44.4k views9 items

"Wish I Was Here" movie quotes follow one middle aged father and his family as they experience finding themselves together. The comedy film, which was famously financed in part on Kickstarter, was directed by Zach Braff using a screenplay he created with his brother, Adam J. Braff. After premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the movie opened in theaters on July 18, 2014.

In "Wish I Was Here," Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a husband to Sarah (Kate Hudson) and father to Grace and Tucker (Joey King and Pierce Gagnon, respectively) who is also struggling to make it big as an actor. Unable to afford private school, he ends up homeschooling his children, which leads them on various adventures.

Aidan, and his brother Jonah (Josh Gad), learn that their father, Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), is ill, news that forces Aidan to search for the meaning in his life. What he discovers along the way, changes everyone forever.

"Wish I Was Here" opens alongside a bunch of other great films already in theaters including "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," "Dawn of Planet of the Apes," "A Long Way Down," "Tammy," "Earth to Echo," "Deliver Us from Evil," "Transformers: Age of Extinction," "Snowpiercer," "Begin Again," "They Came Together," "Think Like a Man Too," "22 Jump Street, "How to Train Your Dragon 2," "Hellion," "The Rover," The Fault in Our Stars," "Edge of Tomorrow," "A Million Ways to Die in the West," "Maleficent," "Night Moves," "Filth," "Blended," and "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
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    Finally Called Upon to Do Something That Requires Some Actual Bravery

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    Aidan: "We both spent our entire lives wishing we could be something great and now we're finally called upon to do something that requires some actual bravery."

    Aidan again tries to encourage brother Jonah to do something meaningful while their father is sick. He urges Jonah to seize this moment, a moment they've been waiting for their whole lives.
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    Used to Pretend That We Were Heroes

    Aidan: "When we were kids, my brother and I used to pretend that we were heroes, the only ones who could save the day. But maybe we're just the regular people, the ones who get saved."

    Aidan reflects on his life in comparing his outlook as a child to his outlook now. When once he felt like the hero, now he sees himself as just a normal person.
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    Shape Who They Are As Men

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    Sarah: "Your boys will remember this time for the rest of their lives. It will shape who they are as men."

    Sarah speaks with a hospitalized Gabe about what his sons are going through. She recognizes that this time will change them and make them better men going forward.
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    For the Next Minute Only, You Can Curse

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    Aidan: "Dammit!"
    Tucker: "Swear jar!"
    Aidan: "The swear jar is all the money we have to send you to college so you should be happy I curse."
    Grace: "Well if you get to curse then we all can curse. Is that what you want?"
    Aidan: "For the next minute only, you can curse."
    Tucker: "Then hairy balls"

    When daughter Grace brings up a good point about cruse rules, father Aidan makes an exception and allows her and son Tucker to curse for one minute only. Tucker's choice of curse words are comical, to say the least.
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