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Fool's Gold 2008

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(67) IMDb 5.6/10
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A divorced couple reunite to search for sunken treasure in this action comedy starring Hudson and McConaughey.

Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson
1 hour, 47 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Action & Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Director Andy Tennant
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson
Supporting actors Donald Sutherland, Alexis Dziena, Ewen Bremner, Ray Winstone, Kevin Hart, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Brian Hooks, David Roberts, Michael Mulheren, Adam LeFevre, Rohan Nichol, Roger Sciberras, Elizabeth Connolly, Harli Ames, Tom O'Sullivan, Eddie Ritchard, Duncan Young, Luke Pegler
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)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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9 of 10 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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22 of 26 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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FOOL'S GOLD [2008] [Blu-ray] True Love Takes A Dive!

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!

FILM FACT: Warner Bros. and director Andy Tennant planned to shoot the film in the Caribbean, but decided on Queensland, Australia because the hurricane season in the Caribbean was likely to stall production of the film. The Key West scenes were filmed in Port Douglas.[citation needed] Filming also took place in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Lizard Island, Airlie Beach, and Hervey Bay. Scenes were also filmed at Batt Reef, where Steve Irwin died from a stingray barb in 2006. Inside scenes were shot on a sound stage at the Warner Bros studio facility and the actors and crew stayed in luxury homes and apartments on the Gold Coast. McConaughey mentioned having a python in the backyard of his house in Port Douglas. Matthew McConaughey said, "There were other days like the day we went out diving and swam with a dugong, which was very cool.” Two crew members were stung by Irukandji jellyfish during filming, so some of the water scenes were shot in the Caribbean because the actors were so frightened.
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By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Sept. 2008
Format: Blu-ray
Benjamin Finnegan (Matthew McConaughey) in search a ship wreck with gold and other treasure alienates his wife Tess (Kate Hudson,) defaults on a loan from the local bad guy Big Bunny (Kevin Hart) and misplaces a boat.

Yet he finds a clue to the treasure and must placate Big Bunny, regain the appreciation of his wife, find a sugar daddy to finance his expedition and beat a rival to the claim. The sugar daddy turns out to be Nigel Honeycutt (Donald Sutherland). Nigel is on his own quest to regain if he ever had it the affection of his flibbertigibbet daughter Gemma (Alexis Dziena.)

Who will find the treasure (if there really is one)?
Will love or at least lust reappear to our forlorn treasure hunting couple?
Will daddy ever get the respect of this daughter?
Will we get bored watching this formula movie that tries too hard?

I watched the Blu-ray version and even though it could not save the movie, they did a terrific job on the seascape and other visuals.
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