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Fool's Gold 2008

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3.9 out of 5 stars (80) IMDb 5.6/10

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

Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson
Runtime:
1 hour, 52 minutes

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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
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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Its not brain challenging and the comedy violence is a bit on the too violent ( hit someone in the face with a spade and they don't get up ) but its fun - one of many - but fun and doesn't love a girl in a teeny weeny bikini?
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By Miss K TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
Let me begin by saying that if you enjoyed SAHARA, then you can disregard this review as you will most likely quite enjoy this film. However, if you've not seen it or hated it, read on...

For the first 40 minutes of the film, Kate and Matthew are on screen together for no more than 5 minutes which was disappointing enough and then when they ARE together, the spark and chemistry the two had on HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS, just isn't here at all. The characters don't dazzle when they're on their own either.

I'm a huge fan of Matthew's and really like Kate too but both are oh so disappointing in this film and are lacking their usual charm. Don't blame them though - blame the writers/director/producers! Matthew & Kate's characers bicker constantly but there's no passion in their bickering - I'm guessing it's SUPPOSED to be funny but it's just not.

Fourty minutes into the film, you think the treasure hunt story is finally about to take off but it really doesn't and there's just more talking. Infact, the film really doesn't pick up pace at all until an hour and twenty minutes into the film - that's a LONG time when you realize the film's about to finish soon! I hate to say it, but the film is excruciatingly slow with nothing much going on. There are a few classic Kate moments and the last 20 minutes are enjoyable but it's just not enough to save the film.

I was rooting for this to be a fantastic romantic comedy adventure but it's nowehere close. What a waste of two very fine comedic actors! I highly recommend watching HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS instead; it's a sharp, funny, dazzling romcom and Kate & Matthew have genuine chemistry. And if you're in the mood for a treasure hunt adventure film, get your hands on the much faster-paced NATIONAL TREASURE instead! ...It pains me to say it but whatever you do, just give Fool's Gold a miss
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Thisis such fun, including Ray Winstone with the worst accent ever - Austalian? Welsh. Irish. Who knows it wanders all over the place..
Anyway This is just a ripping yarn combined with rom com and as such it is perfect, from villains to happy ending.
No tough plot line to follow, and a really happy feel good adventure story to keep you well entertained.
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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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