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Careful What You Wish For (2015)

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A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

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Doug Martin
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Brian Martin
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Carson
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Sheriff Big Jack
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Gus
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Gordon
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Lena Harper
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Elliot Harper
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Richard
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Deputy Lem Kawalski (as J. Leon Pridgen II)
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Angie Alvarez
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A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some sexual content/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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6 May 2015 (Philippines)  »

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A Cilada  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Oh Well
Performed by Goat Boy
Written by and recording courtesy of Sen Morimoto, Jack DeMeo, Sam Wardlaw, and Carly Florence (all ASCAP)
Published by Jack Demeo d/b/a Goat Boy (ASCAP)
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If you're a fan of Isabel Lucas and/or Nick Jonas, you'll enjoy
6 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After reading an interesting premise, I was disappointed when I found out that this film was going to star Nick Jonas; however after watching it in its entirety, it came clear that he was not the weak link of this film. Despite not having much acting experience, Nick doesn't do too bad, however I cannot say the same for Isabel Lucas who I felt was far too immature to play the role with credibility.

'Careful What You Wish For' is your typical thriller that sports the usual plot twists which you will probably be able to figure out before they are revealed. If you can look past concepts from other films being recycled and if you're a fan of Isabel Lucas and/or Nick Jonas, you'll enjoy this film for what it is; but if you were expecting something better, than you will be left feeling disappointed.

I think that the relationship between Doug (Nick Jonas) and Lena (Isabel Lucas) is what let this film down due to Isabel's casting. I felt as though she did not look old enough to play the alluring cougar which is what made their affair less realistic. But thanks to another great score composed by John Debney, I was able to ignore this thought and stay attached to the story until the end.

It may not be the most captivating thriller, but it is a film that you can enjoy on a rainy night in.


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