The last feature film Braff directed was Garden State. Tough to beat that, but this one could be great...or not, according to Sundance reviews or the 36% it currently has on Rotten Tomatoes.
I couldn't say for sure. Festival critics can be annoying, so I try not to plan my life around them. They could be right...maybe it is awful. HOWEVER, I do refuse to believe that the great Mandy Patinkin would agree to be in a shitty movie. It's Mandy Patinkin for crying out loud. He just wouldn't do that.
The trailer doesn't have a lot of talking, thus I have grabbed a short plot summary off the internet for your enjoyment:
Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.
OK...so not my jam, but Mandy Patinkin guys, Mandy Patinkin.