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'Wish I Was Here' should have wished for insight
'Wish I Was Here' should have wished for insight

Has it really been 10 years? Are things so different now? Are we? Is Zach Braff's new "Wish I Was Here" a spiritual sequel to "Garden State," his 2004 directorial debut? Answer key: yes, yes, maybe, kind of but not really. Uncertainty and transition, the exploration of fumbling emotions and ungrounded anxieties, can now be seen as the key interests of Braff's career behind the camera. "Garden State" became an unexpected coming-of-age touchstone with its earnest, soul-deep sense of moral confusion and the strength of its willingness to be raw, exposed. "Wish I Was Here," on the other hand, feels self-satisfied rather than sincere,...

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