Zach Braff

As a director, Zach Braff has proven divisive. His first film Garden State opened to a warm reception, and its Shins-heavy soundtrack was an instant hit — but its quirky hipster vibe has not aged well, and these days it’s easier to find movie geeks who’ll claim they’ve hated it all along than ones who’ll proudly declare that they still love it. His second film Wish I Was Here got a lot of flack before it even started shooting, thanks to Braff’s decision to launch a Kickstarter campaign — but it was still able to clear its $2 million goal in less than a week, and eventually secure a Sundance Film Festival premiere.

And like it or not, Braff isn’t going anywhere. He’s just been set to direct Bump, a 2015 Black List script by Ori Guendelman and Rob McClelland. However, for those who’ve grown tired of Braff’s brand of indie dramedy, this one sounds like a pretty big change of pace.  Read More »