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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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Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (as Elizabeth Allen)

Writer:

Chris Frisina
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Cast

Cast overview:
Nick Jonas ... Doug Martin
Kiki Harris ... Emily Martin
David Sherrill ... Brian Martin
Graham Rogers ... Carson
Paul Sorvino ... Sheriff Big Jack
John Driskell Hopkins ... Gus
Marc Macaulay ... Gordon
Isabel Lucas ... Lena Harper
Dermot Mulroney ... Elliot Harper
Jay Potter ... Richard
Kevin L. Johnson ... Rent a Cop (as Kevin Johnson)
Leon Pridgen Leon Pridgen ... Deputy Lem Kawalski (as J. Leon Pridgen II)
Kandyse McClure ... Angie Alvarez
Ross Gallo ... Lena's Lawyer
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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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Lust is the motive. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2015 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Careful What You Wish For See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,230
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the sex scene after Doug and Lena break into the house, Lena is commando. It's evident she isn't wearing a bra, and Doug pulls off her white underwear. See more »

Quotes

Janice: So, it's not exactly the Ritz, but...
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When I Was With You
Performed by Goat Boy
Written by Jack DeMeo (ASCAP) and Sam Wardlaw (ASCAP)
Published by Jack Demeo d/b/a Goat Boy (ASCAP)
Master recording courtesy of Jack DeMeo and Sam Wardlaw
All rights reserved
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Better than expected
22 June 2016 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

I went into 'Careful What You Wish For' not really knowing what to expect. Often when thrillers cast non-actors (often musicians) in their lead roles they are trying to garner some publicity and cover up a weak script. So I was surprised to find myself genuinely enjoying it. The acting wasn't all that bad and Nick Jonas carried himself well especially. Isabel Lucas also impressed me. She has a mysteriousness about her that worked perfectly in this film. The story was patient and building, while never becoming stale or boring. It had a couple of nice twists to keep things exciting and really ticked all the boxes a thriller should.

The plot has a bit of a "seen it all before" feel about it. There's no question Hollywood is lacking originality and 'Careful What You Wish For' does nothing to expel those claims. The ending (after the twist) also came up seriously lacking, showing perhaps a touch of laziness on the writer's part. Those faults aside though it really isn't a bad little watch. Don't be put off by the casting of Jonas, give it a shot and you'll be pleased you did.


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