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Fools Rush In (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  14 February 1997 (USA)
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After a one night stand with Isabel, Alex 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
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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)
Debby Shively ...
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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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor  »

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$29,291,566 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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The Elvis impersonator in the early wedding scene, Eddie Powers, works in Las Vegas as an Elvis impersonator and does gigs at such chapels as The Silver Bell Wedding Chapel. See more »

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There was no painted border between Nevada and Arizona on Hoover Dam. However, at the suggestion of the filmmakers, the authorities painted one (and kept it). See more »

Quotes

Isabel Fuentes: [before meeting her family] Whatever you do, don't tell them I picked you up outside a bathroom.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Jailhouse Rock
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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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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