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Fool'S Gold
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Reviewed on 2008-02-08
Received[3]  out of 4 stars
GenreAction / Adventure / Comedy / Romance
Take two for Kate & Matthew. Five years since their comedy, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days", now they are onto "Fool’s Gold", another romantic comedy, only this time it does not revolve around a bet, but rather treasure hunting in the Caribbean. Matthew McConaughey is Finn, a clueless fool who treasure hunts and finds all means by which to pay for his hunting. This fool is in love with Tess, portrayed by Kate Hudson, who happens to be his ex-wife, who he soon will reunite with at sea. Tess is a steward for Nigel (Donald Sutherland), a millionaire who is at sea with his bimbo daughter, Gemma (Alexis Dziena). Finn sniffs out this millionaire, and soon sets sail with his new mission of treasure hunting.

Tess at first is disgusted, but not surprised by Finn seeking help from Nigel for his hunting purposes. Upon telling Nigel the story of all the Queens’s missing jewels and tiaras that were lost upon the ship sinking, the story of course enthralls his oblivious daughter, and soon they agree to help Finn recover the artifacts. While Finn manages to find help for his treasure search he also has problems with which to deal. The debt he owes for his previous treasure hunting and a former friend who is searching in the same region. While searching the island for the hidden treasure, Tess and Finn slowly find their chemistry is too much to resist and give into their temptation. Love has not been lost in this story, but what about the treasure??

fools-gold I feel that the romance may have overshadowed the treasure hunt a bit too much. Kate and Matthew had brilliant chemistry again and offered an entertaining flick. I found Alexis Dziena to be a riot (Laugh-Riot). Her portrayal of the typical daughter to a huge inheritance, who is starved for attention and is in need of a few common sense lessons, was a comical hit. The film was predictable, yet entertaining. The setting offered great views of the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Get ready to heat up February and prepare for another love struck film.

Review By: Jolene Mendez


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