How talented are Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange? Between them they have (12) Academy Award nominations (and three Oscars), (13) Emmy Award nominations (and four awards) and an amazing (36) Golden Globe nods, with thirteen wins. And to put the icing on the cake, I had the great fortune of catching Ms. Lange on Broadway in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and she was BRILLIANT. I tell you this because the two legends have teamed up for the first time in the film “Wild Oats,” which will be released on DVD and Video on Demand on Tuesday, October 4th.
The film, co-starring Billy Connelly and and Demi Moore, is directed by Andy Tenant.
Synopsis: Eva (MacLaine), a widow and retired history teacher, enjoys a quiet life. Everything changes when she receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5,000,000 instead of the expected $50,000. At the not-so-gentle urging her best friend Maddie (Lange), Eva deposits the money and the two friends head to the Canary Islands with every intention of living it up. But their fantasy is short-lived when they discover that they have become media sensations overnight. Fugitives from justice, the two are forced to outwit a trio of conmen, led by the local Wine “warlord”, Carlos (Santiago Segura), outmaneuver a dogged life insurance agent Vespucci (Howard Hesseman) who has teamed up with Eva’s daughter, Crystal (Moore), and outrun the law. What they don’t expect is to be good at it.
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