Remember Garden State? Zach Braff's wanky directorial debut about a twenty-something guy who doesn't know what he wants to do with his life and learns about it through music and montage and supposedly profound exchanges?
Well Braff's follow up has just released its first trailer. It's called Wish I Was Here and it's about a thirty-something guy who doesn't know what he wants to do with his life and learns about things while attempting to reconnect with his family.
Garden State made a decent amount of money but this pattern is a little embarrassing. And that's without mentioning the crowd-funding aspect here, essentially allowing Braff to make a movie for free where he gets to be married to Kate Hudson and have attractive children - there's even a dream sequence where he's got a CG robot helper. Kickstarter backers, you created this.
It's just so indie drama 101 - there's a dying dad, over-ripe scripting and the writer/director/star in every scene smirking at how clever he is.
Maybe I'm wrong and it will be delightful. But I'm rarely wrong...
Wish I Was Here is in cinemas in the US in July and Ireland and the UK in September.