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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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Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
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Tomas Fuentes
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Judd Marshall
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Cathy Stewart
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Nan Whitman
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Juan Fuentes
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Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN
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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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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

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

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$29,291,566 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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John Bennett Perry (Alex's father), Matthew Perry's father, was in another of his son's work. He played the father of Joshua, Rachel's boyfriend, on FRIENDS. See more »

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Isabel tells Lanie that she hasn't stopped since Nogales. The distance from Nogales to Las Vegas is 472 miles. The 1987 Jeep Wrangler didn't even get 20 MPG highway. And came with either a 15 or 20 gallon fuel tank. Either way, she has to stop before Las Vegas. However, this should not be taken literally. This is a common expression which usually means one has not rested since setting off on a journey. See more »

Quotes

Alex Whitman: They're great. I had no idea that families talked at dinner.
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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El Pichon
Arranged and Performed by Conjunto Los Tremendos Michoacanos
Courtesy of Corason Records
By Arrangement with Rounder Records & Ocean Park Music Group
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Cute but somewhat predictable
29 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw Fools Rush In recently, and I loved it. If this review was based solely on my personal opinion, I would have rated it even higher, but I'm trying to be objective here. (Note the word 'trying' :D )

I can honestly say I enjoyed this movie whole-heartedly, even though it had its not-so-shining moments. I actually decided to watch it because Matthew Perry was in it, but the movie really proved to be great all on its own.

The storyline is a pure romantic comedy setup, as other reviewers have noted. It's not exactly the most original plot line. However, certain plot points put a slightly new and different spin on things, and I think these (along with some clever dialogue and great acting and chemistry) save the movie from being totally unoriginal.

There were a couple times where I was thrown for a loop, but towards the end, I had pretty much figured out how the movie would end. Well, not EXACTLY how the movie would end, but I had the basic idea. However, the plot progressed in such a way that, even though I knew what was coming, I was still on edge.

All in all, a good movie to watch, buy, or rent. Personally, I'm just waiting for a chance to run out and buy the DVD, but that's me: the biggest sucker ever for romantic comedies. But I promise: if you watch this movie, you won't regret it.


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