Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Comedy > Drama > Family > Slice Of Life > Old Age > Money > Road Trip > Wild Oats (2016/Anchor Bay DVD)

Wild Oats (2016/Anchor Bay DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Film: B+

Eva (Shirley MacLean) is a retired history teacher who husband just past away. However, her husband's life insurance company made a mistake when they sent her a check for $5,000,000 instead of $50,000. With a little suggestion from her best friend Maddie (Jessica Lange), they decide to go on a trip to the Canary Islands and live life a little. Soon they become targets for 3 conmen as well as the insurance agent and her daughter is on their tail, but Eva and Maddie still has a few tricks up their sleeves in Andy Tennant's Wild Oats (2016).

They are old, retired, single, and recently found themselves rich due to a computer glitch by the insurance company. Eva just wants to live out the rest of her life in peace and quiet, but Maddie just recently divorce her cheating husband and suggest they deserve to live life a little more, so with that money, they decide to go on their fantasy trip before anyone notices the money is gone. Not only do they live in style in the Canary Islands, Eva wins big at the casino and Maddie is on the prowl for a few 'good' (and young) men. But their fortune is short lived when they discover they were conned and the insurance company also wants their money back. Now they have to find a way to get their money back from a local 'Warlord/Winelord'.

This was a comical movie about old women can still have fun and what to do if suddenly $5 million dollars falls into your lap. In the end everything is resolved with the punchline/joke that the main character's problems are always solved by the fact she keeps running into her former students who helps her out for always being their 'favorite teacher' when they were kids. Maybe not your kind of film depending, but as good as anything Tennant ever directed. Demi Moore, Judd Hirsch, Billy Connolly, Matt Walsh, Stephanie Beacham, Rebecca De Costa, and Howard Hesseman also star.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix are as good as this will ever look in this format. Extras include trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com