Wishful Thinking

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"TRUE LOVE...Is Just A Wish Away!"
  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 5.0  (1,399)

Wishful Thinking is a 1997 romantic comedy directed by Adam Park and stars Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, and Desiree Casado. The film follows Max (played by James Le Gros) and Elizabeth (played by Jennifer Beals), a couple who have been together for several years and are now contemplating marriage. Max is a successful young architect who is content with his life but Elizabeth yearns for something more. She is dissatisfied with her job and wants to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

As Max and Elizabeth discuss their future, they are visited by a genie named Lena (played by Drew Barrymore). Lena is a free-spirited, mischievous immortal who grants wishes to those who find her bottle. Max and Elizabeth are skeptical at first, but soon realize that Lena is real and can indeed grant their wishes.

Max wishes for wealth, success, and power, while Elizabeth wishes for love and fulfillment. Lena grants their wishes, but as is typical with genies, there are unintended consequences. Max finds himself sucked into a world of greed and deceit, while Elizabeth finds that the man she thought was perfect for her is not what he seems.

The movie also features a subplot involving Max's best friend, Nolin (played by Jon Stewart), who is struggling with his own love life. Nolin is in love with his neighbor, Maria (played by Desiree Casado), but is too afraid to tell her. When he finally works up the nerve, he discovers that Maria is actually in love with someone else.

Wishful Thinking is a fun and whimsical movie that explores the dangers of wishing for too much and the importance of being true to oneself. The chemistry between the cast is fantastic, with Barrymore stealing the show as the feisty genie. Le Gros and Beals deliver solid performances as the lead characters, and Jon Stewart provides some great comedic relief.

The film has a lighthearted tone and is full of charming moments, but it also has some poignant messages about life and love. The movie encourages viewers to pursue their dreams, but also reminds them that happiness cannot be bought with money or power.

Overall, Wishful Thinking is a delightful romantic comedy that will leave viewers with a smile on their face. It is a perfect movie to watch on a lazy afternoon or a cozy evening in.

Wishful Thinking is a 1999 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (1,399)