Wild Oats

Synopsis: A retired widow who hits the jackpot when she receives a life insurance check mistakenly made out for $5,000,000 instead of $50.000. She and her best friend then take off, only to become media sensations and fugitives from justice.
Director(s): Andy Tennant
Production: The Weinstein Company
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

"The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.

"He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

"He leadeth me beside the still waters.

"Yea, though I walk through the

valley of the shadow of death,

"I will fear no evil, for though art with me.

"My rod and my staff, they comfort me.

"Thou preparest a table before me

in the presence of mine enemies.

"Thou anointest my head with oil.

"My cup runneth over.

"Surely goodness and mercy shall

follow me aell the days in my life.

And I will dwell in the house

of the Lord forever."

Reality of death, with all its pain...


Ben, maybe you should take her home.

- I can't leave.

- But you can. It's all right.

Honey, it really is.

- I just feel so bad for you.

- I know.

- It's all right.

- He was so healthy.


I would... oh, God...

- Why don't you just get her out of here.

- No, no.

- I actually have to go.

- No.


I'm okay. Sorry.

...to understand what has happened.

That concludes our service.

I've been asked by the family to announce

that food and refreshments will be served

at the Fenton household at 1210 Oak Drive.

- Honey.

- What are you gonna do now?

I don't know.

I mean, you have no one now. No one.

- I have you.

- No, it's not the same.

Pull yourself together, please.

I mean, where are you gonna live?

Well, I was... I would like to live at home.

Without Daddy?

Maybe we can talk about this later.

I have to go to the office.

Are you okay to drive?

Uh, I'm... Clarissa will take me.

I'm sorry.

It's okay.

- This sucks.

- Yeah.

Oh, dear, why do they say

he's in a better place?

H-How do they know?

They're all just so self-absorbed.

You know, I know Frank wasn't

a perfect person, but...

I'm scared to be alone now.

Me, too. Me, too.

- Oh, God.

- Oh, Maddie.

- Oh, geez.

- Oh, honey. Oh.

It's all right. It's all right.

I'm not crying about Frank.

You're not?

Huh? Oh, yes, I am.

Oh, Eva, of course I am.

But that's not all of it.

I think Ben is having an affair.


With that little brunette that types

on the computers in his office.

- Oh, the secretary.

- That's the one.

I thought she was so sweet to come today.

Oh, come on. Eva, I mean...

Jesus, who brings

their secretary to a funeral?

Well, I hadn't thought about that.

Yeah, well, did you see how

everybody was looking at her?

Well, s-some of us were

looking at the coffin.

Well, yeah, I know that.

But, I mean... after that.

After that.

- You are so brave.

- Yes.

I'm sorry, did I say "yes"?

- Yes.

- Well, I meant "no."

- Oh, no.

- Oh.

- He's in a better place.

- Thank you.

I don't know what to say to these people.

I don't feel brave,

and I don't know what to say.

Just say "thank you." And you are brave, Eva.

- And what do they know?

- Eva.

- I'm so sorry.

- Oh.

- Thank you, Jill.

- Jean.

- Jeans.

- Just "Jean."

- Just one "Jean."

- Oh.

I'm just a little confused.

Her husband just died.

You're so brave.

- Thank you.

- How would you know?

- No.

- Oh. I'm sorry.

- I'm sorry.

- Um, I'm sorry.

Just remember, he's in a better place.

Yes, I hope so.

She seems nice.

- Mom.

- Oh, hi, honey.

Um, this is Monique Windsor.

- Hi, Monique.

- I'm so sorry for your loss.

- Thank you.

- And I just love your house.

- Oh, thanks.

- She thinks that

she can get you something

in the low six figures.

- I don't understand.

- Of course, it'll need a little

sprucing up, but we can

talk about that later.

- Sprucing up?

- Nothing big.

I-I helped her pick out the drapes.

No, I'm very confused here.

- It's kind of like getting ready for a date.

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Claudia Myers

Claudia Myers is an American screenwriter, director and producer. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Film and Media at American University's School of Communication. more…

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