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Careful What You Wish For (2016)



Critic Consensus: Audiences yearning for a modern update on the erotic thriller formula will be sorely disappointed by this turgid incarnation, hobbled by stale plotting and a curious lack of sensuality.

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While working in a wealthy vacation community the summer before college, Doug (Nick Jonas, "Kingdom", "Scream Queens") begins an affair with the beautiful young wife (Isabel Lucas, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) of his powerful investment banker neighbor (Dermot Mulroney, The Family Stone, "Shameless"). When the town erupts after a suspicious death, the young lovers become embroiled in scandal, forcing Doug to his limits as he battles deceit and betrayal. Graham Rogers ("Quantico," LOVE & MERCY), Paul Sorvino (GOODFELLAS), and Kandyse McClure (SEVENTH SON, "Hemlock Grove") costar in this steamy thriller.

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Isabel Lucas
as Lena Harper
Dermot Mulroney
as Elliot Harper
Nick Jonas
as Doug Martin
Paul Sorvino
as Sheriff Big Jack
Kiki Harris
as Emily Martin
Alex ter Avest
as Emma Shalloway
Kandyse McClure
as Angie Alvarez
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Pier/Bar Patron
David Sherrill
as Brian Martin
Kaitlyn Ervin
as Sunbather/Restaurant Patron
Ross Gallo
as Lawyer
Kevin L. Johnson
as Rent a Cop
Bradley Gallo
as Construction Worker
Fred Galle
as Deputy Sheriff
J. Leon II Pridgen
as Deputy Lem Kawalski
Jay Potter
as Richard
Bonnie Cole
as Restaurant Patron
Victor Cordova
as Deputy Sheriff
Rob C. Baldwin
as Restaurant Patron
Sue Thies
as Office Worker
Russ Willey
as Guy on Pier
Todd Brown
as Boat Guest
Keya Hamilton
as Restaurant Patron
Mikaela Fleming
as Busted Rudder Staff
Jacinta Carol
as Towns Person
Kristi Booher
as Diner Patron
Ozzy Ojito
as City Person
Jim Gann
as Town Attorney
Todd Davis
as Restaurant Patron
Grace DuBose
as Jennie Davis
Marie Powell
as Restaurant Patron
Albert Guzman
as Gardener
John M. Carpenter
as Police Officer
Sierra Alexander
as Beach Babe/Flirty Bar Patron with Doug
Dustin Dewaine Smith
as Beach Partier
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Everything that comes before is rote and by-the-book, from the groan-worthy innuendo-laden puns to the two-dimensional cookie-cutter characters, it's a color-by-numbers thriller that's flat.

June 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Careful What You Wish For is the unwanted child of Porn and Lifetime made-for-TV movies.

June 10, 2016 | Full Review…
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Plays like a painfully stilted high school production of "Fatal Attraction."

June 10, 2016 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

There's a rhythm to these things, and screenwriter Chris Frisina has certainly watched his share of late-night cable TV thrillers.

June 10, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

"Careful What You Wish For" might have been a better film had the two leading ladies, McClure and Lucas, switched roles. But not that much better.

June 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A film that tries to be both titillating and suspenseful but is neither.

June 9, 2016 | Full Review…

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