Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold

Andy Tennant (2008)

107min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A man's single-minded pursuit of a legendary treasure takes its toll on his marriage and his wife decamps for a new life on board the yacht of a globe-trotting billionaire. But the bickering pair reunite when a new clue to the whereabouts of the elusive fortune emerges, and they enlist the help of the wife's new boss to help them find it. Romantic comedy adventure, starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland and Ray Winstone.

Cast & Crew

Benjamin Finnegan Matthew McConaughey
Tess Finnegan Kate Hudson
Nigel Honeycutt Donald Sutherland
Moe Fitch Ray Winstone
Bigg Bunny Kevin Hart
Gemma Honeycutt Alexis Dziena
Alfonz Ewen Bremner
Cordell Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Director Andy Tennant
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudityAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Apr 2008
Comedy Drama