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A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.

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Benjamin Finnegan is a deep-sea treasure hunter certain he's onto the find of the century in waters near an island close to Key West owned by a murderous rap star to whom Ben is in debt. Ben's flat broke and recently divorced from Tess, his long-time research and diving partner whom he still loves. She's nearby, working as a steward aboard the yacht of Nigel Honeycutt, a multimillionaire. The rapper has hired a rival treasurer hunter. Can Ben convince Nigel to bankroll his search, convince Tess to work with him, keep the rapper and his thugs at bay, and find a Spanish treasure hidden for centuries and rich beyond imagination? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This February True Love Takes a Dive.


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Rated PG-13 for action violence, some sexual material, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£975,498 (UK) (18 April 2008)

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$70,224,196 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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Kate Hudson rented a house on robina waters Gold Coast qld during filming See more »

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Finn's boat catches fire, blows up, and burns to a crisp. When he dives down 10 minutes later, the boat is intact. He even retrieves a picture from a bulletin board, in perfect condition. See more »

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On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] On July 24th, 1715, in celebration of the marriage of King Philip of Spain, the largest treasure fleet in maritime history set sail from Havana, Cuba.
On Screen Text: The 500 million dollars worth of gold, silver and jewels came to be known as The Queen's Dowry.
On Screen Text: Unfortunately, in his eagerness to consummate the marriage, King Philip ordered the fleet to sail at the worst time of year.
On Screen Text: And so, the great galleons, heavy with their sparkling cargo, sailed straight ...
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Truly Madly Deeply
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Cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder
9 February 2008 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why this movie is getting as lousy reviews as it is. I walked out of the theatre quite pleased; even if this movie will not get an Oscar, it earned the price of my ticket. It's campy, silly, and bright, and there is nothing like a fluffy romp around the sunny islands to cure those winter blues.

Admittedly, it's a contrived, predictable mystery, but that proves to be the focus rather than the romantic comedy that was promoted. But in the spirit of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, it's a spunky predictable mystery. No, the characters were not all complex, but at least the powers that be went to the trouble of making them entertaining and personable.

I liked the idea of looking for sunken treasure. I liked the upbeat island soundtrack. I liked the funny characters. I liked the pretty scenes and the silly lines. I liked the random explosions and fight scenes, as pleasantly ridiculous as they were.

Kate and Matthew have the chemistry they had in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". They have the sunny dispositions to pull off a mindless-but-fun storyline and to work with a wacky cast.

It's mind candy in all its fluffy goodness.


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