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Last year, Zach Braff stirred up controversy by launching a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund his new movie Wish I Was Here to the tune of $3.1 million — and then selling the distribution rights to Focus Features for a cool $2.75 million. Braff made out just fine on the deal, but what are Wish I Was Here's 46,520 backers getting in return for their money? Now that the first trailer for Wish I Was Here has hit the internet, they can finally judge for themselves.
Wish I Was Here looks, well, Zach Braff-y. There's a protagonist with daddy issues, people wearing weird outfits, and an earnest, vaguely smarmy tone. To cap it off, the trailer is set to a song by the (allegedly life-changing) Shins. You could probably change the title to Garden State 2: The Infinite Abyss without anyone batting an eye.
But whether or not you're a fan, Braff clearly knows his audience, and his Kickstarter seems to have delivered exactly the movie his eager donors probably wanted. We'll see if Wish I Was Here can expand beyond the legions of Braff-heads when it hits theaters in limited release in July. --Scott Meslow
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