Wild Oats

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"Newly Rich. Newly Single. Forever Young."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.7  (4,613)

Wild Oats is a comedy-drama film from 2016 that stars Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, and Demi Moore. The movie revolves around the character of Eva (Shirley MacLaine), an elderly woman who receives a life insurance payout worth $5 million after her husband passes away. However, due to a mix-up with her financial advisor's assistant, the check is made out for $50 million instead.

Eva, who has lived a simple and frugal life, is shocked by the huge windfall and initially rejects the idea of cashing the check. But her best friend Maddie (Jessica Lange) convinces her to take the opportunity and enjoy life by going on a trip to the Canary Islands. The unlikely pair sets off on an adventure of a lifetime, leaving behind their mundane life in small-town Ohio.

However, their blissful vacation turns chaotic when they discover that they are being pursued by the authorities and the insurance company for fraud. Eva and Maddie find themselves caught up in a series of comical mishaps and close calls, which put their newfound fortune and freedom at risk. Their journey takes them on a wild ride through the beautiful scenery and cultural experiences in the Canary Islands, as they try to navigate their way out of trouble.

Along the way, Eva and Maddie encounter several colorful characters, including a handsome expat named Fernando (played by Billy Connolly), who becomes Eva's love interest, and Crystal (Demi Moore), a wealthy woman who is fixated on obtaining Eva's fortune. The trio finds themselves in a series of humorous misadventures that bring them closer together and teach them the true value of friendship, love, and living life to the fullest.

Throughout the film, Shirley MacLaine delivers a charming performance as Eva, a down-to-earth woman who has lived her entire life on the straight and narrow. Jessica Lange shines as Maddie, a free-spirited woman who yearns for adventure and excitement. Demi Moore adds a touch of quirkiness to the movie, making for a delightful performance.

The film's director, Andy Tennant, captures the scenic beauty of the Canary Islands, showcasing the vibrant culture, and traditions of the region. The screenplay written by Gary Kanew and Claudia Myers is witty and lighthearted, providing plenty of laughs and a feel-good experience.

Overall, Wild Oats is a heartwarming comedy-drama that showcases the talent of its veteran cast. The movie is a testament to the notion that it's never too late to embark on a new adventure and take a chance on life. It's a perfect film for those who want to escape into a world of laughter and adventure, and enjoy a fun-filled ride.

Wild Oats is a 2016 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (4,613)