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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Whitman
... Isabel Fuentes Whitman
... Jeff
... Chuy (as Carlos Gomez)
... Tomas Fuentes
... Lanie (as Siobhan Fallon)
... Richard Whitman
... Judd Marshall
... Cathy Stewart
... Amalia
... Nan Whitman
Angelina Torres ... Great Grandma (as Angelina Calderon Torres)
Debby Shively ... Donna, Construction Secretary
... Juan Fuentes
Annie Combs ... Dr. Lisa Barnes, OBGYN
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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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An impulsive love story. 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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The Elvis impersonator in the early wedding scene, Eddie Powers, works in Las Vegas as an Elvis impersonator and does gigs at such chapels as The Silver Bell Wedding Chapel. See more »

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In the scene on the boat where Alex's and Isabel's parents are arguing, in Alex's mothers sunglasses you can clearly see the camera, at least 10 crew members, and the softbox, multiple times. See more »

Quotes

Alex Whitman: There was nothing I could do the deal starts July 1st.
Isabel Fuentes: Tell them to wait.
Alex Whitman: I can't do that.
Isabel Fuentes: Can't or won't?
Alex Whitman: I've worked to long, too hard...
Isabel Fuentes: To what? To share your life with someone who loves you? Who cares for you? Alex you have to be there everyday!
Alex Whitman: What do you think I've been killing myself for?
Isabel Fuentes: Oh come on you knew about this for a month, but you don't include me... Why are you afraid of me? Why do you alienate me from your life?
Alex Whitman: I don't... I don't know...
Isabel Fuentes: [sighs] Look I told you in the ...
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Three to Tango (2018) See more »

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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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Cute but somewhat predictable
29 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just saw Fools Rush In recently, and I loved it. If this review was based solely on my personal opinion, I would have rated it even higher, but I'm trying to be objective here. (Note the word 'trying' :D )

I can honestly say I enjoyed this movie whole-heartedly, even though it had its not-so-shining moments. I actually decided to watch it because Matthew Perry was in it, but the movie really proved to be great all on its own.

The storyline is a pure romantic comedy setup, as other reviewers have noted. It's not exactly the most original plot line. However, certain plot points put a slightly new and different spin on things, and I think these (along with some clever dialogue and great acting and chemistry) save the movie from being totally unoriginal.

There were a couple times where I was thrown for a loop, but towards the end, I had pretty much figured out how the movie would end. Well, not EXACTLY how the movie would end, but I had the basic idea. However, the plot progressed in such a way that, even though I knew what was coming, I was still on edge.

All in all, a good movie to watch, buy, or rent. Personally, I'm just waiting for a chance to run out and buy the DVD, but that's me: the biggest sucker ever for romantic comedies. But I promise: if you watch this movie, you won't regret it.


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