Fool's Gold 2008

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(46) IMDb 5.6/10

A divorced couple reunite to search for sunken treasure in this action comedy starring Hudson and McConaughey.

Starring:
Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

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Fool's Gold

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Director Andy Tennant
Starring Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey
Supporting actors Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner, Roger Sciberras, Ray Winstone, Alexis Dziena
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 May 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
While this isn't by any means the turkey some have painted it as, this is far from a perfect movie. Nonetheless, Mathew Mahogany and Kate Hugsome are a charming enough pair with some convincing chemistry onscreen, in this treasure hunt caper. They play a couple having just concluded a divorce, but who find themselves bound together once more to complete a treasure hunt, with the help of Donald Sutherland's "rich-guy-with-nothing-better-to-do" and his daughter. What could possibly happen ...?
Well, while the plot point A leads to plot point B with ending `C' predictably reached, it's more the surrounding characters that threaten to sink the movie than the moderately engaging main characters or lazy plot. Just as you might find a smile lightening your face thanks to either the stars efforts or the scenery, Donald Sutherland overeggs his English accented billionaire shtick, and his daughter is ditzy beyond reason (or humour) and the movie constantly walks a thin borderline between amusing caper and unpleasant farce. And the bad guys? Thoroughly unfunny goons for the most part, who fail to be funny, threatening, or even remotely interesting. Even Ray Winstone looks like he was along just for the vacation.
On the other hand, the scenery (beyond Mathew's abs or Kate's curves, that is) is quite breathtaking.. you may well feel a subliminal urge to go on a diving vacation by the end of the movie.
Pretty and bland rather than brilliant or barnstorming, this is a fairly pain free movie to pass some time.. it never quite nails the right tone and is lacking in the actual laugh out loud humour stakes, but leave the brain in neutral, and don't expect to watch more than once, and it just about floats long enough to kill a couple of hours.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Evans on 14 April 2009
Format: Blu-ray
My goodness their are some moaners out there these days!
Looking at the above reviews, you would think this was a awful movie.

Fair play it isn't Cassablanca or Gone With The Wind. But it is still a very good lighthearted fun movie...

The acting is good, the storyline is excellent and the comedy is very good too.

If you want a serious movie, don't watch this, but for Gods sakes, don't take it as a serious movie and start spouting hate online about it!

Enjoy it for it's jokes, it's adventure and it's stunning scenery.

I liked it allot, and you might too!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Fool’s Gold [2008] [Blu-ray] Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson go for the gold, the diamonds, emeralds and rubies. As a just-divorced couple who bicker and banter their way through an adventure and laugh-packed undersea treasure hunt. Mathew McConaughey is Finn, in love with his ex [Kate Hudson] and in deep with gangster Bigg Bunny. After eight years of searching, Finn gets a clue to the whereabouts of the Queen’s Dowry, a fabulous fortune that mysteriously disappeared in the Caribbean in 1715. Now all he has to do is get the gold, get the girl and get going before Bigg Bunny gets him. Directed by Andy Tennant’s ‘Fool’s Gold’ glitters with danger, action, romance, comedy, great one-liners – and a great time to be had by all!

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

Director: Andy Tennant

Producers: Donald De Line, Bernie Goldmann and Jon Klane

Screenwriters: Andy Tennant, Daniel Zelman and John Claflin

Composer: George Fenton

Cinematography: Don Burgess

Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 [Anamorphic]

Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby Digital Master Audio, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish: 5.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Richards VINE VOICE on 8 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Matthew McConaughey goes shirtless
2. Kate Hudson channels her mom
3. He's irresponsible
4. She's determined
5. They're divorced
6. They're going treasure hunting
7. You can guess the ending before watching the opening credits

In other words, there's nothing new about this light and ditzy treasure hunting romp that plays heavily on stereotyping and McConaughey's shirtless bod.

The legend behind the treasure is interesting enough. Forty chests of gold and jewels, destined to be a dowry fit for an eighteenth century queen, was lost without a trace during the hurricane season of 1715. Finn (McConaughey) and Tess (Hudson) had been searching for it for years, until an accidental discovery clues them in that they're finally on the right track.

With the exception of Donald Sutherland, the movie loses momentum whenever the supporting actors are on-screen and the burden of the caricaturized characters sink the movie even deeper than the plotline.

The action scenes were good, especially at the end, and although there is violence, most of it is off camera. A couple of swear words and a few naughty scenes make for a PG-13 movie that should be found guilty of breach of promise.

Amanda Richards
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