Oats (2016/Anchor Bay DVD)
B Sound: B Extras: D Film: B+
(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).
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'.
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.
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