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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.

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Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
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Tomas Fuentes
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Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
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Judd Marshall
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Cathy Stewart
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Nan Whitman
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Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
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Juan Fuentes
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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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What if finding the love of your life meant changing the life that you loved? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un impulsivo y loco amor  »

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Box Office

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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In the movie, Aguascalientes is portrayed as quite rural. In point of fact it is a bustling city of nearly a million people. So "near Aguascalientes" might be more on target? See more »

Goofs

When Alex goes to dinner at Isabela's parents house there is mariachi music is playing. The music abruptly stops until after Alex meets Chuy and Chuy says, "where's the music? Musica Musica." Then all of a sudden we hear a piano trio playing soft jazz. See more »

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[at the hospital]
Alex Whitman: Are you all right?
Isabel Fuentes: I'm all right.
Alex Whitman: Is the baby okay?
Isabel Fuentes: There is no baby.
Alex Whitman: What?
Isabel Fuentes: Look, Alex, I've been thinking. If I hadn't been pregnant, I wouldn't have gone to your house that night and we wouldn't have gotten married. The baby was the reason for us to be together.
Alex Whitman: That's not true.
Isabel Fuentes: I thought it was fate, but it was just a stupid, superstitious dream, you know? There are no signs, Alex. And we're too different and we will always will be.
Alex Whitman: So, what are you saying?
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Referenced in Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega... (2000) See more »

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Fever
Written by Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) & Eddie Cooley
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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A Nice Romantic Comedy even for Guys
26 November 2002 | by See 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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