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Fools Rush In (1997)

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

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Jeff
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Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
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Tomas Fuentes
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Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
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Richard Whitman
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Judd Marshall
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Cathy Stewart
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Amalia
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Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres ...
Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
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Donna, Construction Secretary
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Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs ...
Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN
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Storyline

Sparks fly and cultures collide in this romantic comedy about a casual night of passion that turns into the love of a lifetime. Alex Whitman is a New Yorker sent to Las Vegas to oversee a construction project. There he meets Isabel Fuentes, and some serious chemistry brings them together for one night. But Alex doesn't see Isabel again until three months later, when he learns she is pregnant. On a whim and prayer, he proposes. However, there's more to marriage than a Vegas chapel and an Elvis impersonator, as Alex and Isabel soon learn. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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An impulsive love story. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,714,940 (USA) (17 February 1997)

Gross:

$29,291,566 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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Trivia

The role of Alex's (Matthew Perry) father is played by John Bennett Perry, who is actually Matthew Perry's father. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Isabel slams on her brakes on the Hoover Dam, her toenails are not painted. When she is sitting in the ambulance after giving birth, they are painted a dark red. See more »

Quotes

Isabel Fuentes: Alex, this is Chuy.
Alex Whitman: Chuy, hi. I'm Luke Skywalker.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

La Bamba
Arranged by Luis Martinez Serrano
Performed by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Courtesy of Bertelsmann de Mexico
A unit of BMG Entertainment
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Fools Rush In...but we get something good from it
13 July 2007 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

'Fools Rush In' is one of my favorite romantic comedies. Though, I know that many will dislike it but I'd take it anyday over any Julia Roberts rom-com. It's sweet without having too much sugar. It's one I have repeatedly watched and never got bored of. Director Andy Tenant deserves credit for putting it all together.

It has the unusual pairing of Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek (which really works). Both share a great chemistry and look good together. While Perry's Alex is a little similar to Chandler Bing (except with a much bigger problem to deal with), the actor knows how to make the audience like him. Hayek as the vibrant, stubborn, mean but adorable Isabel is simply brilliant. The rest of the cast provide adequate support.

The movie is full of light and delightful moments. Though there are certain aspects of culture clash, it is all presented in a humorous manner. Supporting the movie is a wonderful soundtrack, some fine location shots and the funny screenplay itself (which is predictable but doesn't spoil the fun on the way).


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