Today is the 70th anniversary of the discovery of secret annex. Anne Frank , an ordinary teenage girl was hiding in the annex with her family and several others. They were sent arrested and deported to concentration camps. Otto Frank, Anne’s father was only one to survive and live to old age.
This girl was a remarkable writer. Her thoughts and feelings documented in her diary are so ordinary in the life of a teenage girl. Yet her words are so extraordinary because they were in hiding. I keep imagining what kind of stories and characters she might have introduced the world to, had she survived. Some writers are lucky enough to have a gift for writing that is obvious at a young age. Anne was one of those writers. But we will never know what kind of writer she would have become as an adult.
Wish I Was Here is about being an adult and dealing the crossroads in life.
Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) is a 35 year old married man with two kids. His wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson) works to support the family while Aidan tries to find acting jobs. Aidan made a deal with his father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), that he can choose his grandchildren’s school as long as he pays for it. For the past few years, Gabe has been paying the tuition so his grandchildren to attend Yeshiva. But Gabe has cancer and can no longer afford to pay the tuition. Aidan’s brother, Noah (Josh Gad) is living on the beach, emotionally and physically separated from his father.
I liked this movie. It’s bit a long, but there is a heart and a humanity to this movie. The themes of life and death, parents and children and being an adult while still not knowing everything just spoke to me.
I recommend this movie.