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Fool's Gold (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  8 February 2008 (USA)
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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:

$21,589,295 (USA) (8 February 2008)

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

When Gemma Honeycutt is leaving the Precious Gem on the runabout to go shopping in Key west, Nigel Honeycutt tells her not to be long. To which she replies that she is supposed to meet friends in Key Biscayne for dinner and may be gone a while. Key Biscayne is a village of Miami and lies 165 miles from Key West. This is unlikely because it would take 7 to 8 hours round trip to travel that distance in the runabout and she just flew in from Miami on the helicopter. See more »

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Ben 'Finn' Finnegan: [to his investors, after he accidentally sunk his boat] Hey, boats sink! No one knows why!
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Entertaining, especially those accents!
15 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Fools Gold is exactly how you would expect it to be. We have all heard the story before in SAHARA and dare I say it, Into the Blue, although this movie is obviously a comedy/adventure.

As for the story's strength and the actors performances, again, it's exactly what you would expect. McConaughey, Hudson and the other supporting characters deliver more than adequate performances and Donald Sutherland is as brilliant as he can be considering the overall quality of this movie.

Last but not least, pay attention to the accents, It seems like everybody has a fake (funny fake) accent. I'm not sure why they chose to fake the accents when everybody does a terrible job, but hey.. I guess it makes the movie even more entertaining.

Definitely watchable


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