Careful What You Wish For
Careful What You Wish For (2016)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 10, 2016
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2016
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Katie Walsh
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

"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.

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Stephen Mayne
Under the Radar

As a purported erotic thriller, it's neither particularly erotic nor remotely thrilling.

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Matt Fagerholm
RogerEbert.com

Plays like a painfully stilted high school production of "Fatal Attraction."

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Nick Jonas stars in clichéd thriller with sex, language.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

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

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

This erotic noir is about as substantial as one of its female lead's string bikinis, but it's an enjoyable trifle nonetheless.

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Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope

In the mood for a teen twist on a James Cain mystery, with a soupcon of T&A? You could do worse than this slick variation on 'Double Indemnity.' ... The cinematic equivalent to beach reading.

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