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Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson re-team (the last time was “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”) and have great chemistry in Fool’s Gold.  It looks like a great romantic adventure, but unfortunately it falls short.  It’s kind of “by the book” and predictable, even cartoonish at times.  All of the characters are big and outlandish, the situation they’re in is hard to believe, and even more hard to follow given a long discourse of historical explanation.  The bad guys are these rapper-gangsters, very stereo-typed.  And then there’s the rich yacht guy, Donald Sutherland, and his spoiled Paris Hilton-esque daughter.  Some of the treasure hunt is fun, and other parts are just too scary to fit in with the tone of the movie.

The setting is awesome.  It’s supposed to be the Caribbean but it’s actually Queensland, Australia.  It will make you want to take a vacation!  Absolutely beautiful water and beaches.

 


 

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Fool's Gold (2008)

PG-13 112 min - Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance - 8 February 2008
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Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan has sacrificed his relationship with his wife to search for the Queen's Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. But the discovery of a new clue rekindles his hope for riches -- and his marriage.

Director:  Andy Tennant
Stars:  Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Alexis Dziena, Ray Winstone, Ewen Bremner, Brian Hooks, Kevin Hart, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, David Roberts, Michael Mulheren, Adam LeFevre, Rohan Nichol, Roger Sciberras, Elizabeth Connolly

Storyline

Charming but luckless treasure hunter Ben Finnegan has sacrificed his relationship with his wife to search for the Queen's Dowry, a legendary treasure lost at sea. But the discovery of a new clue rekindles his hope for riches -- and his marriage.


Tagline: This February True Love Takes a Dive.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  8 February 2008

Box Office

Budget:  $70,000,000
Revenue:  $111,231,041

Company Credits

Production Companies:  De Line Pictures, Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 52 min
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