Fool’s Gold

DVD Reviews | Jun 16th, 2008

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Starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Alexis Dziena, Kevin Hart
Written By: Andy Tennant, John Claflin, Daniel Zelman
Directed By: Andy Tennant
Studio: Warner Bros
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I had no desire to see this movie when it was out in theaters and had no desire to see it on DVD either. But there comes a time when your girlfriend is sick of watching stuff that you want to watch, and she wants to watch a chick flick. This was one of those times. I figured this movie would be better to watch instead of some really bad chick flick like Sex and the City. Fool’s Gold was somewhat entertaining but in the end, both of us felt it was pretty dumb.

Fool’s Gold stars Matthew McConaughey (Finn) and Kate Hudson (Tess) as a couple who were just divorced. For a few years, they have been trying to find the Queen’s Dowry in the Caribbean. The day they were set to get divorced; Finn makes a discovery and it might lead them to the lost treasure. But he gets caught up with a gangster named Bigg Bunny and it might cost him his life if he doesn’t find the treasure. Finn and Tess unexpectedly reunite (expected for the viewer) and try to find the treasure before things get worse for Finn. They get help from Tess’ rich boss and his high-maintenance, annoying daughter.

I had no expectations with this movie but I thought the movie was okay. I think I liked the soundtrack the best since there was music from Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley and others. I can see why people might want to see this, because of the eye candy of McConaughey and Hudson. They are both good looking, and it’s yet another movie where Matthew McConaughey is shirtless throughout it. Others might want to see this because of the two leading stars previous movie together, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I actually saw that movie for the first time this year and have to say this movie isn’t that one. The story behind the treasure is interesting but I’d rather have Captain Jack or Ben Gates trying to find it instead of some surfer guy mixed up with a guy named Bigg Bunny.

Fool’s Gold is predictable, dumb and not that great. It might be something to see on a rainy Saturday afternoon but that’s pretty much it. If you want to buy the DVD, you can treat yourself to some bonus features like a gag reel, and 2 featurettes. But I’d recommend renting this one before buying it.

– Fool’s Gold: Flirting With Adventure – The Chemistry Between Two Charming Contemporary Stars
– Gag Reel

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC

Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)

English, Spanish, French

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Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 112 minutes
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