Careful What You Wish For (2015) - Drama, Thriller

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A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
Stars: Nick Jonas, Kiki Harris
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 26 found boring (26.92%)

One-line Reviews (29)

Seriously don't waste your time.

Boring and Unsatisfying.

As entertaining and thrilling that was (the almost getting caught n milk (why was milk outside?

As it is though, it is sexy (in a superficial way), but it's also mind-numbingly dull.

" Unfortunately, the film was slow-moving, and there was not much chemistry between the two lead performers.

What follows after his death is a rather tedious investigation into his death (which poor old Doug is in the frame for).

the attempts at eroticism fail utterly due to the bland visuals - and the participants remain seriously overdressed for the occasions(they probably thought it inadvisable to show more than a glimpse of the female's emaciated shoulders and legs, let alone much else) - that set up leaves not much for actors to act in any meaningful sort of way, which they really do splendidly; this film gives bad story telling as well as bad film making a bad name ...

Personally, I would have preferred it if the trophy-wife's husband had stuck around for longer as the idea of him finding out about the affair and hunting Doug down would have made for a much more exciting picture.

Briefly (the is so little story line hat a few words will suffice), Doug Martin (Nick Jonas – best when he take his shirt off) is living at the lake, bored, virginal, girl shy when an out of town couple decides to rent the house next door.

Malnourished but beautiful Isabel Lucas's acting is just about as dull as her expressions.

After reading a lot of the other reviews on here i will stand boldly and admit i enjoyed this movie and found it entertaining as i think that was all it was trying to do and not trying to be the most original fatal attraction type dangerous liaison movie thats ever been made.

The other actors and actresses were also bland and un-impressionable.

'Careful What You Wish For' was never going to be an Oscar worthy, genre defining, boundary leaping film however for what it is trying to be, which is an easy going, enjoyable and suspenseful piece of drama, it does very well.

It had a couple of nice twists to keep things exciting and really ticked all the boxes a thriller should.

Elliot is away most of the time but on one visit home he ends up dead and the manner in which the incident happened and is covered and investigated by sheriff Jack (Lee Sorvino) and insurance investigator Angie (Kandyse McClure) results in a very predictable worn out ending.

Her character, Lena, is supposed to be a devious and cunning femme fatale, Isabel Lucas is plain boring.

It was actually very suspenseful and the twist at the end I definitely didn't expect it.

Albeit cliché, CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR could have been an enjoyable experience.

Started out cool and suspenseful ,and it really dumb and stupid!

ultra lame dialogue, wholly implausible but predictable plot & characters combined with anorexic female leads ...

An enjoyable hour and a half if you don't take it too seriously .

Is as predictable as the sun coming up the next morning.

Whilst none of this sounds bad when it's put into writing the same cannot be said for the effect of all of this being put in front of me on the screen; aside from a clever twist at the end, the rest of the murder investigation is dull and uninteresting and quite frankly for the most part it's a hard film to give a damn about.

About as bland as it gets .

Most probably watched for the eye candy, but again a flick that can be enjoyable if you don't get too serious about it and just kick back and watch.

It is really difficult to follow the narrative's flow when all that worries you is whether the characters are still going to be something interesting or not.

Entertaining .

colossal waste of time .

I should also mention that the plot is unfortunately un-original and somewhat predictable through half the movie.