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Fool's Gold (2008)

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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8 February 2008 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$70,224,196 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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The box jellyfish is only located on the northern coast of Australia. So the infestation of them could have only been there where they were actually filming. And the mountain range back ground doesn't exist in the Caribbean. So in fact it was filmed in Australia. See more »

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When Gemma and Finn are chasing the plane, a wake can be seen on the far side of the plane that doesn't match with the jet ski or the plane. See more »

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Gary: [about Finn] I still can't get over the way he just came up out of the water like that.
Eddie: I know. And holding the sword!
Gary: And he just makes this totally perfect toss and the sword lands straight up in the deck.
Eddie: Amazing!
Gary: But it's more than just the sheer power of his raw sexuality. It's the totality of his emotional commitment to the task at hand.
Eddie: Yeah, it's the focus. It's the focus.
Gary: He sees it; he wants it; he goes after it; he gets it.
Eddie: He sure got me.
Tess Finnegan: Do you mind?
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Could You Be Loved
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Confused Movie...
13 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fool's Gold's biggest problem comes in the form of confusion. While employing two game lead actors, one notorious for making bad films sellable (that's you Matt!), neither Ms. Hudson or Mr. McConaughey could save this film that can't seem to decide whether it's a comedy or an action film.

When an estranged couple meet mere hours after their divorce on board a privately owned super-yacht (she's working, he's slumming), their romance is instantly rekindled by a new clue into the treasure that has been their goal for years. Once they recruit the stupid and rich boat-owners, nothing's left but to be inspired by random things to each new unbelievable clue along the way.

Kate Hudson positively glows on-screen here, but that radiance doesn't resonate with the rest of the film. Fool's Gold delivers very few laughs, relying mostly on slapstick and a dumb-girl character. And the whole plot doesn't even work that well. Many subplots that are put in place are never completed, and the dialogue doesn't go over well. All in all, this wasn't even a good romantic comedy OR an action movie- largely because it wouldn't commit to either genre mixing both elements unsuccessfully. Skip this one... 4/10 stars.

Jay Addison


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