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What You Wish For – Fantasia 2023

What You Wish For
A twisted thriller with a dark sense of humour best seen knowing as little about the plot as a possible.

What You Wish For – Fantasia 2023

Runtime: 01:41
Synopsis:
A chef with gambling problems flees to a Latin American villa where he assumes another man’s identity.
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A chef running from gambling debts gets more than he bargained for when he takes over for his friend in cooking an exclusive dinner in . Ryan Mosley () is a talented chef who escapes to Latin America and stays at the place of his friend Jack () while finding out a way to pay off his massive gambling debts. Ryan and Jack reconnect and even have a trist with fellow traveller Alice (). However, something horrible occurs and Ryan is forced to assume Jack's identity when Imogene () and her associate Maurice () arrive to begin preparations for a very exclusive dinner with a special and unique ingredient.

What You Wish For Synopsis

What You Wish For is a thriller written and directed by Nicholas Tomnay, starring Nick Stahl (In the Bedroom, Sin City) as troubled chef Ryan, who is quite envious of the seemingly prosperous career of his former culinary school roommate Jack. Grim circumstances arrive that see Ryan assume Jack's identity in preparing an exclusive meal for upscale clientele. The night is made more complicated when local Detective Ruiz () comes sniffing around.

My Thoughts on What You Wish For

What You Wish For is one of those films best seen knowing as little about the plot as possible. The film quickly takes a quite dark turn after the first act of Ryan reconnecting with his friend Jack after 12 years, as well as the McGuffin of Ryan being pursued by debt collectors. While ultimately not a film that will whet your appetite, What You Wish For ends up being a very twisted thriller with a dark sense of humour.

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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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