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Well Wishes (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 10 May 2016 (USA)
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After losing his job on a coin-toss a man concocts a fantastical plan to build an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains.

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Anderson Boyd

Writer:

Anderson Boyd
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4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Callahan ... Miles
Cullen Moss ... Jack
Don Henderson Baker ... Durwood
Anna Stromberg ... Penelope
Nick Basta ... Shane
Jane McNeill ... Penelope's Mother
Bill Ladd Bill Ladd ... Penelope's Father
Audrey Speicher ... Melissa
Jason Hatfield Jason Hatfield ... Mike
Jon Stafford ... Lawyer
Elizabeth Becka ... Miles' Mother
Matthew Warzel ... Henry
Aerli Austen ... Cashier
Anthony Reynolds ... Investigator #1
Ed Wagenseller ... Investigator #2
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Storyline

Myles is down on his luck. He's lost his job, his girlfriend and he's about to lose his house. One day while sitting on a wishing fountain he gets an ingenious idea to make his riches from people's wishes. He enlistd the help of his best friend to pursue this hair brained scheme. During his travels to drain these fountains of coins, he meets Penelope, who seems to be also down on her luck. Will he find love and fortune? Written by shameka pennycook

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An American tall-tale. About change.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Well Wishes See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA

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2.35 : 1
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The film was lensed at 65 locations in 29 days and wrapped under budget. See more »

Connections

References Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) See more »

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Raga Kirvanti
Written by Richard Eppedio and Cynthia Keyser-Posner
Performed by Richard Eppedio and Cynthia Keyser-Posner
Courtesy of The Diner Music
By arrangement with Appollo Music
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Great movie, but...
30 June 2016 | by lgrangermouseSee all my reviews

...too much music! For me several scenes could have gone without a song carrying the thread, somewhat unnecessarily. There's an almost near constant soundtrack at work, which at its best works in support of the story and at its worst acts as a distraction. Mostly good creative musical choices, though. Simply a pet peeve! Overall, Well Wishes has the feel of a 90's fantasy comedy. It's a story unafraid to embrace its innate quirkiness and (sometimes cloying) optimism. Still, definitely a refreshing change of pace against a recent spate of all-too-cynical films, or many too clever for their own good. There's a high level of craft and attention on display for being such a small film. I'll let it sit for awhile but I believe it to be worthy of repeat viewings. Funny, bizarre, completely unique unto itself...aside from a few quibbles I loved it!


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