From left, Pierce Gagnon, Joey King, and Zach Braff in "Wish I Was Here"

If the medium of moving pictures is here not just to entertain us, but also perhaps to enlighten and engage us with deeper feelings and sincere emotion – authenticity means something.


Enter “Wish I Was Here,” the second feature film directed by Zach Braff, whose “Garden State” was quickly hailed as a sort of voice-of-a-generation work before suffering years of subsequent backlash and criticism for its quirkiness (Are you listening, Lena Dunham?)