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Fools Rush In (1997)

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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.

Director:

Andy Tennant

Writers:

Joan Taylor (story), Katherine Reback (story) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Alex Whitman
Salma Hayek ... Isabel Fuentes Whitman
Jon Tenney ... Jeff
Carlos Gómez ... Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
Tomas Milian ... Tomas Fuentes
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
John Bennett Perry ... Richard Whitman
Stanley DeSantis ... Judd Marshall
Suzanne Snyder ... Cathy Stewart
Anne Betancourt ... Amalia
Jill Clayburgh ... Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres Angelina Torres ... Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
Debby Shively Debby Shively ... Donna, Construction Secretary
Mark Adair-Rios ... Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs 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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Taglines:

What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,714,940, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,291,566, 13 July 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,100,000, 2 November 1997
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SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actress who plays Isabel's mother is also in the episode of friends when Monica picks up Emily's wedding dress in season 4. She is the sales lady in the dress shop. See more »

Goofs

The amount of water in the glass when Isabel tells Alex that she is pregnant. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: I mean, this makes no sense at all. Why would you marry her... unless you knocked her up?
Alex Whitman: [pauses]
Jeff: You knocked her up?
Alex Whitman: Yes, but that had nothing to do with it!
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Connections

Referenced in HBO First Look: Fools Rush In (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Los Machettes
Arranged by Rubén Fuentes
Performed by Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan
Courtesy of Bertelsmann de Mexico
A unit of BMG Entertainment
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A Nice Romantic Comedy even for Guys
26 November 2002 | by dc-43See all my reviews

This was a fun movie to watch. It is about an American who falls for a Mexican girl. After they are married a lot of humorous situations arise due to their cultural differences. I am a Canadian married to a Portuguese lady so a number of these differences I have experienced first hand. For example, when you meet the "family" it is not just three or four people it is half the town. Also when you sit in the sun all day, some people tend to melt (I do) and others do not. In the movie, I also found her father's line "Presbyterian is not a religion" a nice summary of why the parents didn't think the marriage could work.

The movie has nice scenery of the grand canyon, the hoover dam, the desert and the great grandmother's Mexican "casa". The surround sound is very enjoyable. It includes a great many songs all of which blend in nicely with the movie. The Elvis songs near the end of the movie are quite touching.

Finally the two leads are sensational. Matthew Perry's body language is superb for the kind of light comedy role he plays. He also did the emotional stuff really well. Although not quite certain about his feelings, his heart pulled him head-first into marriage.

Salma is very cute and her tan does her wonders. She also is a good actress and adds a lot to the humor.

I've seen this movie six times in the last year. It is a nice relaxing watch.


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