Careful What You Wish For

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
  1 nomination.
91 min


When you're a kid, you don't

think about consequences.

You're invincible.

Of course, they tell you all

kinds of things to scare you.

"Nothing comes easy." "There

is no pleasure without pain."

But, there's something about the Summer,

the promise that anything can happen.

And in my case... it did.

- You got enough books there, Dougie?

- What?

I said, "You think you got enough books there?"

You gotta get some sun, meet some girls.

Good, thanks. You guys gonna

be my directors all Summer?

- Yes!

- Something like that.

Thanks, mom.

Yeah. You gotta live a little, Dougie! You got

the rest of your life to be responsible.

Ahoy, Martin!

Speaking of social directors. Looks

like Carson beat us to the lake.

I need your son, Douglas, for...

for urgent work matters!

Don't worry. I've already done

some preliminary scouting, and

I've gotta say, the talent down

here, this Summer, it's ridiculous.

- Ridiculous.

- Yeah, it looks that way.

- You just gotta dive in.

- Nah, I don't know...

Hey. Look, man...

OK. Say you get turned down nine out of ten times,

do the math, you'll still getting

laid every week and a half.

So, to get to the tenth, we just gotta

hurry up and get through our nine "no"s.

- Hey!

- Well, alright, never mind.

There's one.

Except, odds don't work that way, Carson.

- Hey, don't geek out on me.

- Oh, I geek out?


Like the one time you explained to Tina Mengacchi

about series circuit resistance in physics?

- OK. Who doesn't know that?

- Mmm.

- Girls worth having sex with don't.

- That's true.


Who wants to hear some real music?

Come on, Jack!

Hey, y'all ought to be givin' me some applause.

I could be down there arrestin' underage drinkers.

- That's more like it.

- Boo! New Sheriff!

Hey, Gordon. So nice of you to offer to buy

a round for all of my diehard fans, here.

I didn't.

You want them two parking tickets to go away?

You, uh... throw in a third...

you got yourself a deal.

Alright, folks. Look! Drinks on me. Let's go!

Make that a whiskey, Gordon.

Summer has officially commenced.

Hey, I'm home.

Sure ain't much, but this property's available.

First year it's, uh... been on the market.

Gardener's included.

- There you go.

- Think you'll see it's real cozy inside.

Well, let's go.

I'm sure you'll be satisfied.

All current, the latest state of the art.

Watch your step.

A real entertainer's delight.

Radiant light, open kitchen.

And the view is to die for.

You're humpin' the wrong leg, Richard.

I stopped listening three houses ago.

You've got lake access, private pier.

You'd be hard pressed to

find anything more peaceful.

- Hey Dougie, starting the floor.

- I'm coming!

We'll take it.

I knew you'd love it.

I guess that's why you show it last.

- Shall we, uh... take care of a little paperwork?

- Absolutely.


- Signature there.

- Mm-hm.

And initial right there.

- Yep.

- That'll do it.

Thanks, Elliot.

It's just like your stupid

molecualr math books, man.

There's a-a formula. You gotta

engage and then you ignore.

- They come right to you.

- Awesome.

Watch out.

Yeah, I've tried. That doesn't work for me, buddy.

Well, you got the ignoring part

down, you just never engage.

You know how many chicks we're gonna meet

this Summer, workin' at the Rudder?


- Right here?

- Mm-hm.

This thing's gonna be worn out.

Yeah. "Come with me a half a mile up the

lake where no one can hear you scream?"

Screams of pleasure, my friend.

Screams of pleasure.

I'm gonna... store some reserve beers in here...

in case you need 'em.

- Put me down!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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