Monday, 22 September 2014

Eventually things get tragic enough and then they circle around to comedy.

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Filled with wanna-be profundities every bit as cliche and rote as the quote above, Wish I Was Here aims for heart felt comedy and humour tinged drama but fails at delivering anything but facile clock watching. A wasted cast (Joey King is continuing to be an interesting actress even saddled with trite dirge) elevate the material slightly, but nothing really means anything, the jokes frequently don't land and a cancer storyline feels second hand and lacking in definition. 

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