Parents' Guide to

Careful What You Wish For

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Nick Jonas stars in clichéd thriller with sex, language.

Movie R 2016 91 minutes
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Careful what you wish for

I'm not gonna lie... I'm a huge Nick Jonas fan!! I honestly don't know how to feel about this movie. I mean it had it's good parts but it just didn't come off as original. I've seen other movies with similar plots so it was very predictable!! Still a Nick Jonas fan and his sex scenes were awesome lol js

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Too much sex

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There's little that's a mystery in the purposefully mysterious Careful What You Wish For -- and there's also very little that's original. "You have no idea what he's capable of," says one character. (Actually, yes, we do.) Equally troubling is the film's sexism; it relies on cliches about high school boys and older women, as well as attractive younger women and the older men they marry. Jonas is a sort-of bright spot -- although the material leaves much to be desired, he shows some promise with his fairly grounded (if muted) portrayal of Doug.

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