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Wild Oats (2016)

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Everything changes for Eva when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50 thousand. She and her best friend take the money and head out for the adventure of a lifetime.


Andy Tennant


Claudia Myers (screenplay by), Gary Kanew (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley MacLaine ... Eva
Jessica Lange ... Maddie
Demi Moore ... Crystal
Ptolemy Slocum ... Luke
Colin Walker ... Ben
Robert Collier ... Minister
Geraldine Singer ... Mourner #2
Susan Parker Susan Parker ... Mourner #3
Vincent De Paul ... Mourner #6
Rachel Deacon ... Monique
Lynne Ashe ... Laurie
Ben Temple ... Dr. Ferguson
Marnee Carpenter ... Waitress
Morgan Deare Morgan Deare ... Greg (as Morgan Kelley Deare)
Chad Gall ... Eric


A retired widow who hits the jackpot when she receives a life insurance check mistakenly made out for $5,000,000 instead of $50.000. She and her best friend then take off, only to become media sensations and fugitives from justice.

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Newly rich. Newly single. Forever young.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Germany | USA


English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como reinas See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,554, 16 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,598, 22 September 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,312, 16 December 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joyce: I'm sorry if I startled you. I just called the bank in Connecticut and talked to the manager, and he has cleared the cheque.
Maddie: What?
Eva: All of it?
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »


Performed by Candy
Written, Arranged, and Produced by Deni Lew and Matt Thomson
Published by Songs in Lew
Copyright Control 2015
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weak writing
22 December 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Eva Fenton (Shirley MacLaine) buries her husband as her best friend Maddie Reynolds (Jessica Lange) hysterically cries at the funeral. She's alone except for her daughter Crystal (Demi Moore) who is looking to sell her home. She is shocked when her husband's $50k life insurance arrives with an erroneous $5 million payout. Maddie's husband ran off with his young secretary and she's sick. Eva decides to take Maddie on a vacation to the Canary Islands where Eva falls for Chandler (Billy Connolly). Meanwhile, insurance investigator Alvin Vespucci (Howard Hesseman) and Crystal chase them to retrieve the money.

Andy Tennant may not be a top level director but the flaws here are mostly due to the writing. MacLaine and Lange try their best but they can't overcome the weak writing. It has some bad sitcom writing. When it tries to be broad, it doesn't know how to do it right. The only saving grace is the legendary actors on the screen. I stayed with this for them but I was not rewarded.

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