The American dad is doing well, even if he is not what he used to be. Despite the lasting effects of the Great Recession on the U.S. economy and all the other bad stuff that undermines the morale of American males, he is still around — you’ll see the evidence in “Wish I Was Here.”
You know this man: nice to his wife, affable to the world and loves his kids. Aidan Bloom (played by Zach Braff) is just such a dad in “Wish I Was Here,” but he is also an out-of-work actor who relies on his wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), to bring home the bacon — and expects her to be understanding, supportive and sexy, too. Clearly, this particular American dad wants to have his cake (with extra frosting) and scarf it down, too. That sense of entitlement is so American dad. It’s endearing but also infuriating — a trait Aidan shares with the film itself.