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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 »
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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?


Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of Gran Canaria, where the movie takes place, was ranked as the city with the best climate in the world in a 1996 scientific study called "Pleasant Weather Ratings" by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University, New York. See more »


Eva: You know what they say about Columbus? They he didn't know where he was going and that when he got back he didn't know where he had been.
Chandler: Oh, I know that feeling.
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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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Such a cute movie!!
27 August 2016 | by Davis PSee all my reviews

I just adored Wild Oats. MacLaine and Jessica are so electric when on screen together, their chemistry works so well and it is so heartwarming to see these two veteran legendary screen icons interact and be so close. Demi Moore is good here too, her supporting performance is focused and it just hits the spots that are necessary. There are so many funny lines of dialogue in this film and I loved hearing them come from the actors on screen, because they were just the right people for them, I'm glad Demi replaced SJP too, I mean I like SJP, but Demi is better in this particular role. The plot may seem trite and formulaic, and in some ways, it is, but I suggest that you actually sit down and watch this movie, it may surprise you. It was much more emotional and touching then I expected it to be, especially towards the ending. Also, it teaches great messages, it teaches messages of long term true friendship, love, coping with loss, and that you are never too old to let loose and have a little fun, age is but a number folks. 8/10 for Wild Oats, go enjoy it, it won't let ya down! Also, like the second to last scene of the movie is just sooo sweet and touching and it almost made me cry!

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