Fool's Gold

  • 12
  • Andy Tennant (2008)
  • US
  • 107 min
Fool's Gold
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson here add credence to the old adage "all that glisters is not gold". Despite being shiny, happy, good-looking blondes, they're just not enough to perk up this tired romantic comedy. The movie opens with the couple on the brink of divorce; Hudson has had enough of McConaughey's obsessive pursuit of a treasure called the Queen's Dowry and takes a job on a yacht. Through numerous contrivances, McConaughey ends up on the same vessel (which is owned by an underused Donald Sutherland) and manages to lure her into a seafaring treasure hunt, which just feels like an excuse to have the couple strip off and bask in the Caribbean (actually Australian) sunshine. Will the adventure bring the couple closer together? Is it worth even asking that question? Well, no, as this is a journey mapped out in accordance with the A to Z of Hollywood romantic comedies.

Plot Summary

Romantic action adventure starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson. "Finn" Finnegan is a diver who believes he knows the whereabouts of treasure that will free him from debt. Unfortunately the booty is also coveted by Finn's former mentor and a violent gangster. Can the intrepid diver persuade his former wife and diving partner to assist him with the search or will his rivals get there first?

Cast and crew

Cast

Ben "Finn" Finnegan
Matthew McConaughey
Tess
Kate Hudson
Nigel Honeycutt
Donald Sutherland
Gemma Honeycutt
Alexis Dziena
Alfonz
Ewen Bremner
Moe Fitch
Ray Winstone
Bigg Bunny
Kevin Hart
Cordell
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Curtis
Brian Hooks
Cyrus
David Roberts (2)

Crew

Director
Andy Tennant

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 18 Apr 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Warner Home Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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