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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 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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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?


Billy Connelly replaced Howard Hessemann as the lead on the sitcom Head of the Class. See more »


Eva: [Looking at her bank balance on her laptop] If the insurance people call I can say "Why? Look, it's right there. I have nothing to hide." In the meantime we can sit around and enjoy watching the money. I *could* pay off Frank's hospital bills, and... er... the dishwasher is broken.
Maddie: Yeah, with five million bucks you can even replace your shower curtain.
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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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Charming leads and well written story
21 June 2017 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

This charming well written comedy caper could easily have been painful and unfunny but it is actually quite good and laugh out loud funny in parts. The 2 actresses Jessica Lange and Shirley Maclaine are so good they are watchable and never cringe inducing. It's good to see Jessica doing comedy again - she has been in horror for the last few years with AHS so it's nice to see what a good comedienne she is. Shirley is quite nimble for her age - she is over 80 and can still do comedy convincingly.

A widow gets a mistaken windfall payout and sets off on a exotic trip with her best friend. Some stand out moments include crassness of people at the funeral. The part dealing with calling the insurance company rings familiar for many.

The location in Gran Canaria is quite exotic and the resort is attractive.

Worth a watch.

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