DESCRIPTION: Bad news seems to come in floods, at least for Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff) whose father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin) experiences a cancer recurrence. With Gabe redirecting his funds towards hospital bills, Aidan is left to homeschool his costume-loving kids and to reassess life as a struggling actor. He may have dreams but what about the aspirations of his lovable kids and hardworking wife? A beautiful beach along the Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Beach is home to parks, picnic areas, volleyball courts, and a chess park. A major tourist attraction, it also hosts Arlington West on Sundays, a weekly popup memorial paying respect to those who died in the Iraq War. Scroll down to see more film locations identifed from Wish I Was Here.