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Not a Classic but a Pleasant Enough Comedy
on 3 April 2005
Fools Rush in is like a Mexican version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with a dash of "Along Came Polly" thrown in, although it actually predates both of these movies by several years. Blue-blooded Manhattan-based New Englander, Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry), gets feisty Mexican, Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) pregnant during a one-night stand when he is sent to Las Vegas to build a night club. After a mystifying post-coital disappearance, she re-appears three months later to announce her condition.
Following their spur of the moment wedding at a Las Vegas chapel with an Elvis impersonator as their witness, there ensues much predictable mayhem and comic intimidation at the hands of Isabel's father, brothers and ex-fiancé. Fire is added to the flames when Whitman's straight-laced parents, who know nothing of the marriage, turn up unannounced. Isabel's volatile temperament and disagreements over whether to live in Las Vegas or New York add to the mix.
"Fools Rush In" is hardly a must-see, but it is a pleasant enough way to while away an evening. And Elvis fans will enjoy the soundtrack. As for the technical aspects of the DVD itself, the makers have been pretty miserly - minimal extra features and no expanded or deleted scenes.